Wayland 1.20 Released With Proper FreeBSD Support, Protocol Additions

submited 13 December 2021

While work on the core Wayland code itself has slowed down in recent years, Wayland 1.20 is a fairly notable update. In particular, this first Wayland release in nearly one year is bringing fully upstreamed FreeBSD support. All of the FreeBSD support patches have worked their way upstream into Wayland 1.20 and it's ready to be supported with this release. There is also now FreeBSD continuous integration (CI) test coverage to ensure the FreeBSD support remains in good shape and hopefully won't regress.

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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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