Issue 68
Published May 12, 2021

DragonFlyBSD 6.0, OpenBSD-based FuguIta 6.9 plus all the news and tutorials from the BSD world.

Releases

DragonFly BSD 6.0 released: The DragonFly BSD team has announced the release of DragonFly BSD 6.0, a successor of version 5.8

FuguIta 6.9 released: FuguIta is the Live System which is based on OpenBSD operating system. After recent RC, now we have full 6.9 release of this live system.

BSDSec

No security announcements.

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News

KDE Plasma Wayland - a week in FreeBSD: Summary article about the some of the issues when running KDE with Wayland on FreeBSD.

BSD Now 401: OpenBSD Dog Garage : Dog's Garage Runs OpenBSD, EuroBSDcon 2021 Call for Papers, FreeBSD’s iostat, The state of toolchains in NetBSD, Bandwidth limiting on OpenBSD 6.8, FreeBSD's ports migration to git and its impact on HardenedBSD, TrueNAS 12.0-U3 has been released, and more.

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - First Quarter 2021: This report covers FreeBSD related projects for the period between January and March, and is the first of four planned reports for 2021. The first quarter of 2021 has been very active in both FreeBSD-CURRENT and -STABLE, with 13.0-RELEASE work starting in January and finishing up mid-April. It provides lots of new features, and there's even a good chance that some workloads will experience performance improvements. This report in particular includes a number of interesting entries, covering everything from the linuxulator, various mitigation work, long-awaited work on OpenBSM, work on kernel sanitizers, and many more things.

pfSense: WireGuard returns as an Experimental Package: Christian McDonald to bring WireGuard back to pfSense® Plus and pfSense CE software in an experimental form. Starting May 5, 2021, Netgate® will build and distribute this new code as part of the library of extensions that exist for both development and future versions of pfSense Plus and pfSense CE.

Tutorials

How to install Gnome on OpenBSD: This article explains how to install the Gnome desktop on OpenBSD. You need access to the root user to proceed.

How to upgrade ZFS storage pools version on FreeBSD: When we update FreeBSD from 12 to 13, we get an updated version of ZFS. FreeBSD 13 released with OpenZFS support with various performance boosts. Sometimes OS patching and minor FreeBSD upgrade can also offer an updated zpool version. In any case, we need to upgrade the ZFS storage pools version to get newer functionality and bug fixes. This page explains how to update the ZFS storage pools version on FreeBSD.

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