FreeBSD Foundation Soliciting Project Proposals

submited 06 January 2022

The FreeBSD Foundation is soliciting the submission of project proposals for funded development. Successful completion of many of the contributed ideas such as Raspberry Pi hardware improvements, support for the exFat filesystem, and adding Capsicum use in more applications would be beneficial for the Project and have clear deliverables. However, please do not feel limited to these topics. We welcome proposals with other ideas for improving the base system, the ports tree, documentation, or other areas. If you think your proposal will benefit the Project, we will consider it.

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25 January 2022
Why we're migrating (many of) our servers from Linux to FreeBSD  

Some time ago they started a complex, continuous and not always linear operation, that is to migrate, where possible, most of the servers (theirs and of their customers) from Linux to FreeBSD. The reasons are many, and this article lists some of them with corresponding explanations.

24 January 2022
OpenBSD Errata: January 24, 2022 (ppctrap)  

Errata patches for macppc kernel trap handler have been released for OpenBSD 6.9 and 7.0.

Note: two files changed and hashes/signatures updated for NetBSD 8.1  

The NetBSD release engineering team recently received a notification that for the (very old) NetBSD 8.1 release there was a checksum mismatch on our ftp server. This was not the effect of some hack, but incomplete manual fixes to a manual mistake made during the initial release of NetBSD 8.1. To make sure nothing bad happened, they recreated the two affected images from scratch in internal trusted build environment and replaced the files on the ftp server.

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