pkgsrc-2020Q4 released

submited 09 January 2021

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the 69th quarterly release of pkgsrc, the cross-platform packaging system. pkgsrc is available with more than 24,000 packages, running on 23 separate platforms. Special note for users of pkgsrc on NetBSD: The default package database location has changed from /var/db/pkg to /usr/pkg/pkgdb. While there is compatibility code that will quietly use the old location, users are advised to explicitly set the database path whether or not they migrate the database, especially if they have taken intermediate or partial migration steps.

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27 January 2021
BSD Weekly, Issue 54  

Last week has brought new releases for OPNsense, GhostBSD and XigmaNAS. We also take a look at the latest news and tutorials from BSD world.

The first release candidate of NomadBSD 1.4 is now available  

Changes since 1.3.2

  • The base system has been upgraded to FreeBSD 12.2-p2.
  • The installer has been improved.
  • Automatic graphics driver detection has been improved
  • Touchpad support has been improved and more...
26 January 2021
Valuable News – 2021/01/25  

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25 January 2021

Michael Zoon has announced the release of XigmaNAS, a new stable snapshot of the project's embedded, open-source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This is major update and the first released built on top of FreeBSD 12.2

OpenBSD KDE Status Report  

OpenBSD has managed to drop KDE3 and KDE4 in the 6.8 -> 6.9 release cycle. This of course brings questions: Kde Plasma 5 package missing. After half a year of work,Qt5 stack has been now updated to the last LTS version 5.15.2.

24 January 2021
GhostBSD 21.01.20 release note  

This new release is to fix a bug found in the installer related to the hostname not behind set up properly on the new system installation.

ujoy(4) added to OpenBSD -current  

Thomas Frohwein ([email protected]) added a joystick/gamecontroller driver to -current. This includes ujoyhidiscollection() to work around limitations of hidis_collection() until this can be combined without fallout.

23 January 2021
Calibrate your touch-screen on OpenBSD  

T460s comes with a touch-screen. It is recognized by default on OpenBSD and not well calibrated as-is. But that’s really simple to solve.

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