Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Apr 2014 22:48 UTC

The first quarter of 2014 was, again, a hectic and productive time for FreeBSD. The Ports team released their landmark first quarterly stable branch. FreeBSD continues to grow on the ARM architecture, now running on an ARM-based ChromeBook. SMP is now possible on multi-core ARM systems. bhyve, the native FreeBSD hypervisor, continues to improve. An integral test suite is taking shape, and the Jenkins Continuous Integration system has been implemented. FreeBSD patches to GCC are being forward-ported, and LLDB, the Clang/LLVM debugger is being ported. Desktop use has also seen improvements, with work on Gnome, KDE, Xfce, KMS video drivers,, and vt, the new console driver which supports KMS and Unicode. Linux and Wine binary compatibility layers have been improved. UEFI booting support has been merged to head.

I always love how to-the-point the various BSDs are. Please, never change.

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Comment by smashIt
by smashIt on Fri 18th Apr 2014 12:18 UTC
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in other bsd-news:
openBSD is cleaning up the mess that is openSSL
and what the find doesn't look nice:

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RE: Comment by smashIt
by gan17 on Fri 18th Apr 2014 21:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
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Somewhere along the way, they also developed a penchant for typography. Who would've thought!!

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You got to love FreeBSD
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 18th Apr 2014 18:07 UTC
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I just love FreeBSD! The best OS I have used in the last 20 years!!

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RE: You got to love FreeBSD
by sergio on Fri 18th Apr 2014 20:54 UTC in reply to "You got to love FreeBSD"
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me too but as a server OS only.

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RE: You got to love FreeBSD
by krreagan on Fri 18th Apr 2014 21:51 UTC in reply to "You got to love FreeBSD"
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I started in '99. Best server OS out there.
I even like it as a developer OS for embedded systems.
I can see why Apple liked it!

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RE[2]: You got to love FreeBSD
by steve_quinn on Mon 21st Apr 2014 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE: You got to love FreeBSD"
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RE[3]: You got to love FreeBSD
by smashIt on Tue 22nd Apr 2014 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: You got to love FreeBSD"
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by dnebdal on Tue 22nd Apr 2014 07:49 UTC
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Incidentally, I ended up testing the native iSCSI implementation a few days ago: I thought I'd export a zvol from my FreeBSD server and mount it on the windows/gaming machine just to see what the performance would be like (over gbit at home). It was really quite easy to set up, basically requiring me to modify a few fields in the given sample config and enabling/starting the service.

Oh, and it works fine - I ended up installing and playing titanfall onto/from the mounted disk. It's obviously limited by the network (and the underlying ZFS array isn't all that), but it's more than fast enough; in some ways faster than the old 1TB SATA/300 disk I've got for storage in the same machine.

Edited 2014-04-22 08:05 UTC

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