NetBSD 9.4 available

submited 23 April 2024

It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons since the release of NetBSD 9.3 in August 2022, as well some enhancements backported from the development branch. It is fully compatible with NetBSD 9.0. Users running 9.3 or an earlier release are strongly recommended to upgrade.

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24 May 2024
BSD Now 560  

FreeBSD Status Report First Quarter 2024, Why not BSD, LibreSSL version 3.9.2 released, Running NetBSD on OmniOS using bhyve, X.Org on NetBSD, Unix version control lore: what, ident, How I search in 2024, sshd split into multiple binaries, and more.

Why FreeBSD Events are Important to Furthering the Development of FreeBSD  

People of all ages and levels of experience come together at these conferences to share their knowledge and to support each other. It’s inspiring to see long-time contributors eagerly helping newer members and embracing fresh ideas. The exchange of perspectives between seasoned and young attendees creates an open and collaborative atmosphere that benefits everyone involved.

22 May 2024
Important message for Apple Silicon OpenBSD/arm64 users  

The system firmware that comes with macOS Sonoma 14.5 triggers a bug in the m1n1 bootloader that is used to boot OpenBSD on these machines. The bug will prevent OpenBSD from booting on some machines after the macOS update has been installed.

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21 May 2024
GhostBSD 24.04.1 Is Now Available  

GhostBSD 24.04.1 is the second release under FreeBSD 14 stable. Team has updated the system to 1400510, and the MATE desktop is updated to 1.28.1. This release also contains some bug fixes found in previous releases and with some improvements.

20 May 2024
Valuable News – 2024/05/20  

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX/BSD/Linux systems.

KDE6 on OpenBSD  

KDE6 landed in OpenBSD -current. Read the article for more updates on progress towards the integration of KDE Plasma 6 into OpenBSD 7.6.

19 May 2024
sshd(8) split into multiple binaries in OpenBSD  

OpenBSD has commenced the process of splitting sshd(8) into multiple binaries. This step splits sshd into a listener and a session binary. More splits are planned.

17 May 2024
BSD Now 559: Rainy WiFi Days  

An RNG that runs in your brain, Going Stateless, SmolBSD, The Wi-Fi only works when it's raining, Wayland, where are we in 2024?, Omnios pxe booting, OpenBSD scripts to convert wg-quick VPN files, and more.

Arm’s Strategic Embrace of FreeBSD  

During his talk at the FreeBSD Vendor Summit in November 2023, Andrew Wafaa senior engineer at Arm Holdings, emphasized the importance of FreeBSD in Arm’s strategic vision. He explained how Arm is leading the way in shaping the future of computing through diverse software support and innovation. As Arm expands its reach into new technology domains, it is important to understand FreeBSD’s role in this journey to gain insights into broader industry trends.

OPNsense 24.1.7 released  

Python was updated to version 3.11 along with the usual reliability patches in the core, plugins and third party software.

Improving and debugging FreeBSD’s Intel Wi-Fi support: Cheng Cui’s Key Role in the iwlwifi Project  

The FreeBSD Foundation is actively investing in enhancing FreeBSD’s driver capabilities in important areas identified by the community. Users have emphasized that top priorities should include better wireless support for increased stability, faster speeds, and support for the latest wireless chipsets. In this post, you’ll learn about some of the recent work towards meeting these objectives. The iwlwifi package is a driver that enables support for Intel Wi-Fi chipsets on FreeBSD, based on the Intel source code of the Linux driver module with the same name. In November 2023, Cheng Cui began a six-month contract to work with long-term Foundation contractor Björn Zeeb to improve the driver.

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