New FreeBSD core team elected

The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the completion of the 2010 core team election. The FreeBSD core team acts as the project’s “board of directors” and is responsible for approving new src committers, resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port managers, webmaster, et cetera), and making any […]

FreeBSD Foundation Announces Resource Containers Project

Dear FreeBSD Community, We are pleased to announce that Edward Tomasz Napierala has been awarded a grant to implement resource containers and a simple per-jail resource limits mechanism. Unlike Solaris zones, the current implementation of FreeBSD Jails does not provide per-jail resource limits.  As a result, users are often forced to replace jails with other […]

FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 Available…

The first Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures. Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP based installs through the network should be available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. Checksums for the images are at the bottom of this […]

FreeBSD 8.1-BETA1 Available

The first of the test builds for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, pc98, and sparc64 architectures. Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP based installs through the network should be on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites by now. MD5/SHA256 checksums of the images are […]

FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.2 and introduces a few new features. There will be one more release from this branch to allow future improvements to be made available in […]

FreeBSD 7.3-RC2 Available…

The third and what should be last of the test builds for the 7.3-RELEASE cycle, 7.3-RC2, is available for amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures. The target schedule as well as the current status of the release is available here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/Releng/7.3TODO The schedule has slipped by a bit over a week so the actual target […]

FreeBSD 7.3-RC1 Available…

The second of the test builds for the 7.3-RELEASE cycle, 7.3-RC1, is now available for amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures. The target schedule as well as the current status of the release is available here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/Releng/7.3TODO The schedule has slipped by about a week but so far it looks like we are on track […]

Health Check: FreeBSD – “The unknown giant”

FreeBSD is the most accessible and popular of the BSDs, has code at the heart of Darwin and Apple’s OS X, and has powered some of the more successful sites on the Web, including Hotmail, Netcraft and Yahoo!, which before the rise of Google was the busiest site on the internet. FreeBSD rose from the […]

FreeBSD 7.3-BETA1 Available…

7.3-BETA1, the first test build of the 7.3-RELEASE cycle, is now available for amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures. The target schedule along with the current status of the release is available here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/Releng/7.3TODO For now we plan on BETA1 being followed by two Release Candidates, then the release itself. If you notice problems you […]

FreeBSD 6.3 EoL coming soon

Hi all, On January 31st, FreeBSD 6.3 will reach its End of Life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Users of this release are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a newer release before that date — more conservative users will probably wish to upgrade to FreeBSD 6.4 or FreeBSD 7.1 […]