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  • Coming Soon to OpenBSD/amd64: A Native Hypervisor

    Earlier today, Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) published a teaser for something he's been working on for a while.

  • the peculiar libretunnel situation

    The author of stunnel has (once, twice) asserted that stunnel may not be used with LibreSSL, only with OpenSSL. This is perhaps a strange thing for free software to do, and it creates the potential for some very weird consequences.

    First, some background. The OpenSSL license and the GPL are both free software licenses, but they are different flavors of freedom, meaning you can’t mix them. It would be like mixing savory and sweet. Can’t do it. Alright, so maybe technically you can do it, but you’re not supposed to. The flavor, er, freedom police will come get you. One workaround is for the GPL software to say, oh, but maybe wait, here’s an exception. (Does this make the software more or less free?) Here’s a longer explanation with sample exception.

  • FreeBSD on Beagle Bone Black (with X11)

    X11 clients on the Beagle Bone Black .. that’s X11 over the network, with the X Server elsewhere. No display as yet. The FreeBSD wiki notes that there’s no (mini) HDMI driver yet. So I built some X11 programs, xauth(1) and xmessage(1), and installed them on the Bone. Since I bought a blue case for the Bone, and it is the smallest computer in the house (discounting phones .. let’s call it the smallest hackable computer in the house) the kids decided to call it smurf. Here’s a screenshot of poudriere’s text console as it builds packages.

OpenBSD Is Getting Its Own Native Hypervisor

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The OpenBSD Foundation has been funding work on a project to provide OpenBSD with its own, native hypervisor.

The hypervisor's VMM is so far able to launch a kernel and ask for a root file-system, but beyond that, it's been laying most of the hypervisor foundation up to this point.

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FreeBSD on Beagle Bone Black, HAMMER2, and LLVM

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DragonFlyBSD's Intel DRM Code Up To Linux 3.17 Match

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François Tigeot has landed his i915 Intel DRM driver update that brings the DragonFlyBSD's Intel graphics driver up to parity with the Linux 3.17 kernel.

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NeXTBSD Is Creating Lots Of BSD Excitement

Why FreeBSD should not adopt launchd

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I have been keeping an eye on NextBSD for some time, when it was initially just openlaunchd, an effort initially started by R. Tyler as a GSoC student in 2005 to, unsurprisingly, port the launchd system and service manager to FreeBSD. It was stalled for a long time until its revival in late 2013, but again moving very slowly.

Around November of 2014 at the MeetBSD conference, Jordan Hubbard delivered a talk entitled “FreeBSD: The Next 10 Years,” which outlined a general desire for a more “event-driven” and unified configuration approach to FreeBSD, strongly implying the use of launchd as system bootstrap and service daemon, as well as other parts of the OS X low-level userspace.

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OpenSSH 7.1 Fixes Root Access Authentication Issue, Adds Better Support for WinSCP

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OpenBSD, through Dave Wreski, announced the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the OpenSSH 7 and Portable OpenSSH 7 open-source SSH (Secure Shell) protocol 2.0 implementations.

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PC-BSD 10.2 Officially Released with Lumina Desktop 0.8.6, Based on FreeBSD 10.2

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While not a GNU/Linux distribution, PC-BSD is an important piece of software for the open-source ecosystem, a BSD operating system tweaked and optimized for desktop computers, based on FreeBSD.

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PC-BSD 10.2 Released With Installer Improvements, Other Enhancements

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The latest version of the desktop-focused PC-BSD operating system is now available.

PC-BSD 10.2 is, of course, based off the brand new FreeBSD 10.2 that was released last week.

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  • Raspberry Pi gains new FreeBSD distribution

    RaspBSD debuts, promises ports to more ARM devices real soon now

  • openbsd 5.8 pre-orders

    We have just activated pre-orders for openbsd 5.8. The release date is oct 18, which seems a long time from now. This is being stretched out to ensure the CD2 production problems happen again.

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