Issue 1
Published January 01, 2020

Welcome to the first-ever BSD Weekly! In this issue we will look into the most popular posts of 2019 from DiscoverBSD and BSDSec as well as all the BSD from last week!

2019 Top DiscoverBSD and BSDSec

Our subjective feeling was that the most of news submitted were FreeBSD related, but it seems that people are the most interested in OpenBSD related stuff. Let’s check the top 5, but you can see all of the top 10 posts here.


  1. Customizing OpenBSD xenodm
  2. NextCloud on OpenBSD (offline?)
  3. NAS4Free is renamed into XigmaNAS
  4. OpenBSD VMM Hypervisor Part 4: Running Ubuntu (and possibly other distros)
  5. FreeBSD Desktop – Part 2.1 – Install FreeBSD 12


  1. OpenBSD 6.5 released – Apr 24 2019
  2. FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - First Quarter 2019
  3. FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Fourth Quarter 2018
  4. LibreSSL 3.0.0 Released
  5. FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-19:18.tzdata

Thanks to everyone who submitted to DiscoverBSD and to all the good people working on BSD security teams!


Project Trident 12-U13 is now available. This is the final package update to the STABLE release repository based upon TrueOS 12-Stable. Next one will be Linux-based.


FreeBSD Foundation December 2019 Update brings the message from director, review of Foundation-sponsored FreeBSD software development, Foundation’s Advocacy work and more.

Another year-review about FreeBSD comes from Phoronix.

Do you want to contribute to BSD’s but don’t know how? One of the good way to start is doing translations. How To: Contributing Language Translations to FreeNAS can help you do that.

The KDE FreeBSD initiative got a new website. This moves a new site away from the old deprecated KDE Web framework and is more consistent with the other KDE websites, making it easier to maintain and strengthening the KDE brand. Check it out at

Visual Studio Code landed in FreeBSD ports. VS Code is a type of tool that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core edit-build-debug cycle. It provides comprehensive editing and debugging support, an extensibility model, and lightweight integration with existing tools.

Never enough of BSD news? Latest BSD Now podcast Happy Holidays, All(an) talks about Authentication Vulnerabilities in OpenBSD, NetBSD 9.0 RC1 is available, Running FreeNAS on a DigitalOcean droplet, NomadBSD 1.3 is here, at e2k19 nobody can hear you scream, and more.

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