Skip to main content.

Episode 010: Year of the BSD Desktop

2013-11-06

Direct Download:

Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent

Headlines

OpenBSD 5.4 released

  • The usual 6 month release cycle continues with 5.4
  • People who bought the CD get the release very early, but now it's on the public FTP
  • New platforms "octeon" and "beagle"
  • Improved Intel DRM, reworked checksumming for network protocols, ECDHE support in httpd, inetd no longer started by default, DHCP improvements, lots of new OpenSMTPD work, OpenSSH 6.3
  • Over 7,800 ports available, comes with another new song and fun artwork, lots of new features - check out the full release notes
  • A special thanks to Nick Holland and Bob Beck for their behind-the-scenes work
  • Experimental FUSE support was enabled shortly after the release, so look forward to that in the future

FreeBSD pkgng repos are official

  • Built weekly from a snapshot of the Ports Collection every Wednesday
  • Signed packages coming soon with pkg 1.2
  • Added official public key to -STABLE and -CURRENT
  • New "pkg+http" protocol identifier for SRV records
  • If you need something more up to date or with custom options, it's easy to make your own with just the packages you want using our tutorial
  • If you need a guide on how to use pkgng itself, check our tutorial for that too!
  • What does this mean for PCBSD repo users? Should they switch? Differences?

DragonflyBSD 3.6 branched

  • SMP improvements and GCC changes are all in, so it's time to branch
  • Release planned for a little under 2 weeks from today
  • Features will include i915 support, mdocml imported, crazy SMP improvements, dports being default
  • We're hoping to get someone from Dragonfly on the show next week to talk about the final release

FreeBSD portmgr lurkers

  • Over the course of the next two years, volunteers from a group of ports committers will participate in portmgr activities
  • At four month intervals, two committers at a time will be brought in to work on various projects and learn the inner workings of the team
  • The first two -lurkers are Mathieu Arnold (mat@) and Antoine Brodin (antoine@).

Interview - Michael W. Lucas - mwlucas@michaelwlucas.com / @mwlauthor

Sudo Mastery + Video: DNSSec in 55 Minutes


Tutorial

Configuring FreeBSD as a desktop system


News Roundup

Capsicum in DragonflyBSD

  • Dragonfly has no security framework yet besides the traditional unix DAC model
  • Port of Capsicum to Dragonfly has begun
  • Quite a bit of technical detail in the show notes

NYCBSDCon 2014

  • After a three year hiatus, NYCBSDCon is back on February 8, 2014
  • Theme of "The BSDs in Production" this year
  • Held in New York City, more information to come as the time draws closer

FreeBSD newcons progress update

  • This project will provide a replacement for the legacy syscons system console
  • Newcons provides a number of improvements, including better integration with graphics modes, and broader character set support
  • More details on the project can be found on the FreeBSD wiki

Weekly PCBSD feature digest

  • PBI 10 format is about ready and they'll begin populating the 10.0 appcafe starting next week
  • PCDM login manager is back and is ready to be tested
  • New PC-BSD Disk Manager Utility with lots of features

Feedback/Questions


  • All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv
  • Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, etc to feedback@bsdnow.tv
  • We don’t check YouTube comments, JB comments, Reddit, etc. If you want us to see it, send it via email (the preferred way) or Twitter (also acceptable)
  • Watch live Wednesdays at 2:00PM Eastern (18:00 UTC)
  • Thanks for ten great episodes so far, we hope to keep doing this for a long time. Be sure to send us your feedback about what you want to see on future episodes! Especially tutorials!

Latest News

BSDCan 2014

2014-04-30

We just wrapped up episode 35 after having some horrible audio issues. Sorry about the quality being lower than usual, we did the best we could given the circumstances. Next week we've got a normal episode, but the following week Allan and Kris will be at BSDCan. That week will...

AsiaBSDCon 2014

2014-03-05

Both Allan and Kris will be going to AsiaBSDCon this year, so episode 28 will be shorter than usual. We'll be back the following week with a huge episode. Hopefully they can get some interviews there!...

Christmas & New Year

2013-12-19

Episode 16 was just uploaded, and that's the last one we'll be doing live for this year. Episode 17 will be on Christmas, and feature a prerecorded interview with Scott Long about his BSD magic over at Netflix. Thanks for watching everyone! We look forward to more BSD Now in...

Welcome iXsystems

2013-12-11

As you may have noticed in Episode 015, BSD Now has gotten our first sponsor! We're very happy to welcome iXsystems to the BSD Now team. In case you aren't familiar with them, they have quite a long history with FreeBSD. Their current CTO is in fact Jordan Hubbard, one of...


Episode 048: Liberating SSL

2014-07-30

This episode was brought to you by Headlines FreeBSD quarterly status report FreeBSD has gotten quite a lot done this quarter Changes in the way release branches are supported - major releases will get at least five years over their lifespan A new automounter is in the works, hoping to replace amd (which has some...

Episode 047: DES Challenge IV

2014-07-23

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines g2k14 hackathon reports Nearly 50 OpenBSD developers gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia from July 8-14 for a hackathon Lots of work got done - in just the first two weeks of July, there were over...

Episode 046: Network Iodometry

2014-07-16

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Headlines EuroBSDCon 2014 registration open September is getting closer, and that means it's time for EuroBSDCon - held in Bulgaria this year Registration is finally open to the public, with prices for businesses ($287), individuals...

Episode 045: ZFS War Stories

2014-07-09

Direct Download: Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent This episode was brought to you by Interview - Josh Paetzel - josh@ixsystems.com / @bsdunix4ever Crazy ZFS stories, network protocols, server hardware All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv Send questions, comments, show ideas/topics, or stories you want...