Issue 188
Published June 05, 2024

FreeBSD Community Survey Report, 14.1 release and more.


FreeBSD 14.1-RELEASE Now Available: The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 14.1-RELEASE. This is the second release of the stable/14 branch. Some of the highlights: The C library now has SIMD implementations of string and memory operations on amd64 for improved performance. Improvements to the sound subsystem, including device hotplug. Initial native cloud-init (configuration drive) support compatible with OpenStack and many hosters. OpenZFS has been upgraded to version 2.2.4. Clang/LLVM have been upgraded to version 18.1.5. OpenSSH has been upgraded to version 9.7p1.

ravynOS “Sneaky Snek” Developer Preview: ravynOS, a macOS-like open-source OS that aims to be compatible with the Apple apps ecosystem, released an early developer preview, v0.5.


No security announcements.

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dhcp6leased(8) imported to OpenBSD-current : dhcp6leased is a daemon to manage IPv6 prefix delegations. It requests a prefix from an upstream DHCPv6 server and configures downstream network interfaces.

Valuable News – 2024/06/03: 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/BSD/Linux systems.

BSD Now 561: Kicked off ARPANET: Why FreeBSD Continues to Innovate and Thrive, Why BSD, A BSD person tries Alpine Linux, This message does not exist, Demise of Nagle’s algorithm, How Jerry Pournelle Got Kicked Off the ARPANET, and more.

Results from the 2024 FreeBSD Community Survey Report: The survey results are now available in the 2024 FreeBSD Community Survey Report. This detailed report provides insights into FreeBSD users’ profiles, usage patterns, perceptions of the FreeBSD Project, and areas where the community sees opportunities for improvement. It is a valuable resource for developing strategies to increase engagement and enhance the FreeBSD user experience.


Automatic dark mode with OpenBSD and dwm: Goal of this article is to create an automatic use of light mode in the daytime and dark mode at night.

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