Issue 163
Published October 18, 2023

OpenBSD 7.4, FreeBSD 14.0-RC1 and more. Nice!


OpenBSD 7.4 released: The OpenBSD project has announced the release of OpenBSD 7.4, the 55th release of the OpenBSD operating system. The new release contains a number of innovations and improvements across a number of areas as well as the general churn of optimizations and fixes across the system.

FreeBSD 14.0-RC1 Available: The first RC build for the FreeBSD 14.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, powerpc64le, powerpcspe, armv7, aarch64, and riscv64 architectures are FreeBSD mirror sites.


No security announcements.

As always, it’s worth following BSDSec. RSS feed and Twitter account available.


Valuable News – 2023/10/16: The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems.

BSD Now 528: Pledge the Program: If you can use Open Source you can build hardware, Good performance is not just big O, Proof You Should Not Run MWL Code, How to add pledge to a program in OpenBSD, 3D printing on OpenBSD, Getting the right type of certificate, Jenny’s Daily Drivers, and more.

HardenedBSD September 2023 Status Report: Changes in src, ports and project in general.


Using OpenBSD relayd(8) as an Application Layer Gateway: Author of this post has attend EuroBSDCon 2023 and had a talk about relayd(8). The talk was recorded and made available on the EuroBSDCon YouTube channel. This post attempts a reboot of the slides content in a more browser-friendly format.

Did we miss anything?

This newsletter is made from your content on DiscoverBSD and BSDSec. Submit the stuff we missed so it can appear next time.

Do you have an OSS BSD-related project that you would like to showcase in BSD Weekly? Reply to sender and we can showcase you as a sponsor of an issue (for free).

Do you know anyone who would like this newsletter? Consider forwarding and tell them to subscribe.

Thanks for reading and see you next week! Stay safe!

Become a Sponsor! Become a Patron!

We won't spam you. Unsubscribe any time.