The folks here at RootBSD are very proud to announce that we are now providing the wonderful team over at the FreeBSD Foundation with co-location services in one of our new datacenters! We assume that most of you would already be familiar with this organization, but just in case you’re not then feel free to head on over to their site and take a look at everything this amazing foundation has done in terms of assisting with the progression of the FreeBSD project. We would also highly suggest subscribing to the FreeBSD Journal if you haven’t already to keep up with the latest releases and new developments within the FreeBSD community.
From all of us here at RootBSD, many thanks to the FreeBSD Foundation for everything you’ve done!
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BSD hackers: if you missed it, you missed a 5-star event – but don’t worry too much – they rocked the cameras and all the talks are on YouTube
Instead of a long written blog, we’re going to let our pics, tweets and retweets do the talking.
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The FreeBSD Foundation recently released version 10.2-RELEASE for download which improves upon the stability of FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE and introduces an array of new features. A few highlights of this new release include:
* The resolvconf(8) utility has been updated to version 3.7.0, with improvements to protect DNS privacy.
* The ntp suite has been updated to version 4.2.8p3.
* A new rc(8) script, growfs, has been added, which will resize the root filesystem on boot if the /firstboot file exists.
* The Linux® compatibility version has been updated to support Centos™ 6 ports.
* The drm code has been updated to match Linux® version 3.8.13, allowing running multiple X servers simultaneously.
* Several enhancements and updates for improved FreeBSD/arm support.
* Several ZFS performance and reliability improvements.
* GNOME has been updated to version 3.14.2.
* KDE has been updated to version 4.14.3.
To see the FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE release notes in full, head on over to the FreeBSD.org page detailing all the changes, additions, and improvements made.
We at RootBSD would like to inform you that as of today, this new release is now available as an install option for all of our VPS and Dedicated Server packages. If you would like to start fresh with a new FreeBSD 10.2 server, we do offer the ability for us to provision you an entirely new server with FreeBSD 10.2 pre-installed and grant you a week’s worth of time to migrate all existing data from your old server to the new one. If this is something that interests you, please open a ticket and we will be happy to assist.
Several members of the RootBSD team enjoyed attending the first vBSDcon event which was held in Dulles, VA this past weekend. vBSDcon was the first BSD conference organized and hosted by Verisign. We were delighted to be able to both attend and sponsor this event.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Verisign and their vBSDcon team for all of the hard work they put in planning and running the conference. Thanks to their hard work, the event attracted attendees and speakers from all over the world. The conference was very well organized with top of the line facilities, meals, refreshments and drinks. The schedule was clear, with enough time for both structured events as well as socializing.
We met people who were both brand new to FreeBSD, as well as many hardcore developers who have been involved since the “early days” of FreeBSD ~20 years ago. Presentations were given on various topics in the FreeBSD community such as LLVM/Clang, pkgng, bsdconfig, and much more. The “Birds of a Feather” timeslot allowed everyone to split into a smaller group to focus on specialty topics such as Bhyve/virtualization, ZFS and privacy.
Overall, everyone seemed to have a great time at vBSDcon 2013 and we hope Verisign will be continuing with vBSDcon 2013 as an annual event