For DragonFlyBSD users out there, the swap device with the latest Git kernel can now be encrypted.
It's trivial with the newest DragonFlyBSD code as of this weekend to support an encrypted swap. The commit by DragonFlyBSD founder Matthew Dillon explains, "Implement crypting of the swap device. When enabled in this manner /dev/urandom is used to generate a 256-bit random key and the base device is automatically cryptsetup and mapped, making crypted swap trivial. Implement the 'crypt' fstab option, so swapon -a and swapoff -a work as expected for crypted swap. Again, the base device (e.g. /dev/da0s1b) should be specified. The option will automatically map it with cryptsetup and swap on the mapping."
DragonFlyBSD developers continue porting over code from the Linux kernel's i915 DRM driver for supporting newer Intel graphics features on BSD. The latest work is for matching the DragonFlyBSD's ported Intel driver up through the code found in the Linux 3.14 kernel.
The first beta of GhostBSD 10.1, the desktop-focused distribution using the FreeBSD kernel with MATE Desktop Environment, is now available.
This is a partial list of new features and systems included in OpenBSD 5.7. For a comprehensive list, see the changelog leading to 5.7.
Improved hardware support, including:
New xhci(4) driver for USB 3.0 host controllers.
New umcs(4) driver for MosChip Semiconductor 78x0 USB multiport serial adapters.
New skgpio(4) driver for Soekris net6501 GPIO and LEDs.
New uslhcom(4) driver for Silicon Labs CP2110 USB HID based UART.
New nep(4) driver for Sun Neptune 10Gb Ethernet devices.
New iwm(4) driver for Intel 7260, 7265, and 3160 wifi cards.
The rtsx(4) driver now supports RTS5227 and RTL8411B card readers.
The bge(4) driver now supports jumbo frames on various additional BCM57xx chipsets.
The ciss(4) driver now supports HP Gen9 Smart Array/Smart HBA devices.
The mpi(4) and mfi(4) drivers now have mpsafe interrupt handlers running without the big lock.
The ppb(4) driver now supports PCI bridges that support subtractive decoding (fixes PCMCIA behind the ATI SB400 PCI bridge), and devices with 64-bit BARs behind PCI-PCI bridges as seen on SPARC T5-2 systems.
For OpenBSD users, it has been pretty disappointing that Digital Ocean didn’t launch other BSDs with introduction of FreeBSD, even though the technical barrier had been removed to allow it.