Episode 020: Bhyve Mind
- A CFT (call for testing) was posted for OpenBSD's new automatic installer process
- Using this new system, you can spin up fully-configured OpenBSD installs very quickly
- It will answer all the questions for you and can put files into place and start services
- Great for large deployments, help test it and report your findings
- A multipart series on YouTube about installing FreeNAS
- In part 1, the guy (who is possibly Dracula, with his very Transylvanian accent..) builds his new file server and shows off the hardware
- In part 2, he shows how to install and configure FreeNAS, uses IPMI, sets up his pools
- He pronounces gigabytes as jiggabytes and it's hilarious
- We've also got an unrelated blog post about a very satisfied FreeNAS user who details his setup
- As well as another blog post from our old pal Devin Teske about his recent foray into the FreeNAS development world
- Another, unexpected RC is out for 10.0
- Minor fixes included, please help test and report any bugs
- You can update via freebsd-update or from source
- Hopefully this will be the last one before 10.0-RELEASE, which has tons of new features we'll talk about
- It's been tagged -RELEASE in SVN already too!
- Theo updated the branch status to 5.5-beta
- A list of changes
- Help test and report any bugs you find
- Lots of rapid development with signify (which we mentioned last week), the beta includes some "test keys"
- Does that mean it'll be part of the final release? We'll find out in May.. or when we interview Ted (soon)
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BHyVe - the BSD hypervisor
- Blog post from our friend Damien Miller
- This new feature allows clients to canonicalize unqualified domain names
- SSH will know if you typed "ssh bsdnow" you meant "ssh bsdnow.tv" with new config options
- This will help clean up some ssh configs, especially if you have many hosts
- Should make it into OpenSSH 6.5, which is "due really soon"
- Some work has been done by Matthew Dillon to get DragonflyBSD working on a Google Chromebook
- These couple of posts detail some of the things he's got working so far
- Changes were needed to the boot process, trackpad and wifi drivers needed updating...
- Also includes a guide written by Dillon on how to get yours working
- "Spiderinabox" is a new OpenBSD-based project
- Using a combination of OpenBSD, Firefox, XQuartz and VirtualBox, it creates a secure browsing experience for OS X
- Firefox runs encapsulated in OpenBSD and doesn't have access to OS X in any way
- The developer is looking for testers on other operating systems!
- PCBSD 10 has entered into the code freeze phase
- They're focusing on fixing bugs now, rather than adding new features
- The update system got a lot of improvements
- PBI load times reduced by up to 40%! what!!!
- We'll be giving away a handmade FreeBSD pillow - yes you heard right
- All you need to do is write a tutorial for the show
- Submit your BSD tutorial write-ups to email@example.com
- Check bsdnow.tv/contest for all the rules, details, instructions and a picture of the pillow.
- All the tutorials are posted in their entirety at bsdnow.tv
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