martes, 22 de septiembre de 2009

FreeBSD 8.0-RC1 Available

The first of the Release Candidates for the FreeBSD 8.0 release cycle is now available. How many RC's we have will depend on how well 8.0-RC1 does. At the moment only one more RC is on the schedule but odds are fairly high we will wind up inserting at least one more RC. Between BETA4 and RC1 a lot of work has gone into IPv6 issues as well as many other issues that have been brought up from the public testing. And a patch set was committed by the people who handle porting ZFS to FreeBSD that they felt makes ZFS production-ready.

Details about the current target schedule along with much more detail about the current status of the release is available here:

There are two known problems with 8.0-RC1. One known issue with the 8.0-RC1 build was discovered after the builds got started so is not part of the ISO images or FreeBSD-Update builds. The issue is that local IPv6 link-local addresses are not reachable. A fix for it has been committed to RELENG_8 so if you install from the 8.0-RC1 media or update using FreeBSD-Update you will then need to update using csup/cvsup mechanisms if you need that fix for your environment. It should only
impact people using IPv6.

The other known issue is that the flowtable may direct packets to the wrong interface under certain routing conditions. We feel confident that this bug will be fixed so the flowtable is enabled in RC1 to maximize testing. If you experience routing problems, please temporarily disable the flowtable using the sysctl =0 and report the results to the freebsd-current@ mailing list. If we are unable to resolve this issue by RC2, we will disable the flowtable in 8.0-RELEASE.

jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2009

DragonFlyBSD 2.4 Released!

Three release options are now available: Our bare-bones CD ISO, a DVD ISO which includes a fully operational X environment, and a bare-bones bootable USB disk-key image (1G disk keys recommended).

In addition we will for the first time be shipping a 64-bit ISO. 64-bit support is stable but there will only be limited pkgsrc support in this release.

miércoles, 16 de septiembre de 2009

DesktopBSD 1.7 Review

Although the official name of this blog is Desktop Linux Reviews, we will occasionally be looking at non-Linux operating systems too. Such is the case with DesktopBSD 1.7 which is a version of the FreeBSD operating system. DesktopBSD is, as you can tell from its name, geared toward desktop users.

martes, 15 de septiembre de 2009

Linux: Keep track of packages you have installed

During development on a linux system, you probably install many packages using your favorite package manager. When you have to use a new system, or reimage your current one, it can be a pain to remember all the packages you had setup. One solution is to keep a list of the packages installed after the OS load, and then periodically generate a list of what has been added since.


lunes, 7 de septiembre de 2009

8.0-BETA4 Now Available

The fourth and most likely final BETA build for the FreeBSD 8.0 release cycle is now available. We expect the next test build to be the first if the Release Candidates, RC1. Since BETA3 many bugs that were identified from testing done so far were addressed. Some of the bigger issues were an mbuf leak along with work done in the general IPv6, jail, and usb subsystems. Issues in other areas have been addressed as well.

Due to the issues identified in this early phase of testing the schedule
for release has been pushed back. The current target for the release
itself is September 29th, with two RC builds between now and then.
Details about the current target schedule along with much more detail
about the current status of the release is available here: