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FreeBSD 8.1 Beta 1 released

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FreeBSDFreeBSD 8.1 beta 1 was released on May 29th, 2010. Announcement, 8.1 release schedule, current status.
 
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FreeBSD 7.3 released

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FreeBSDFreeBSD 7.3 was released today. From the release announcement: "This is the fourth release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.2 and introduces a few new features. There will be one more release from this branch to allow future improvements to be made available in the 7-STABLE branch but at this point most developers are focused on 8-STABLE."
 
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PC-BSD 8.0 released

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FreeBSDPC-BSD 8.0 (Hubble Edition) was released on February 22nd, 2010. Some notable changes from the previous version are:
  • FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2
  • KDE 4.3.5
  • Brand new System Installer, allows the install of PC-BSD or FreeBSD
  • Run in Live mode directly from DVD
  • Updated Software Manager, allows browsing and installing applications directly
  • Support for 3D acceleration with NVIDIA drivers on amd64
Cool!
 
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Quick tip: cups - web admin - localhost works, hostname doesn't

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FreeBSDIn cups if http://localhost:631/ works, but http://hostname:631/ gives you a "400 Bad Request", try this: cupsctl "ServerAlias=hostname". It worked for me. If the server have aliases, you can add them with more cupsctl commands.
 
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Quick tip: avoid filling up root partion with *symbol files

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FreeBSDIf you put INSTALL_NODEBUG=yes in /etc/make.conf, you will avoid all the *.symbol files (which fills up your root partition) when doing 'make kernel' or 'make buildkernel; make installkernel'.
 
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Quick tip: SqueezeCenter and favorites

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FreeBSDFirst it was named slimserver, then SqueezeCenter, now Squeezebox Server (in ports as audio/squeezeboxserver) and it is still a great product. Anyway, in FreeBSD the server runs under the slimserv user, which is a member of the slimserv group. When you set up a Favorites folder, make sure that this user can write to that folder, or you won't be able to save your playlists and favorites.
 
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FreeNAS - revived

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FreeBSDFreeNAS will survive.iXsystems will be the new sponsor, supporting the project with developers and development resources. They are dedicated to keeping FreeNAS on FreeBSD, and on keeping zfs support top notch.
 
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MythTV 0.22 - now in FreeBSD ports

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FreeBSDMythTV version 0.22 is now in FreeBSD ports. Yay! Time to test and upgrade my mythtv backend with the new version. There are currently three ports: mythtv, mythtv-frontend and mythtv-themes.
 
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FreeBSD 8.0 released

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FreeBSDFreeBSD 8.0 has been released. Release announcement, release notes and errata. Some new things:
  • new usb stack - Ground-up rewrite of USB, including USB target support.
  • 802.11s D3.03 wireless mesh networking and Virtual Access Point support.
  • http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.0R/errata.html
And there is more - check it out. Yes!
 
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BSDRP: BSD Router Project

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FreeBSDBSDRP or BSD Router Project is interesting. It is an embedded open source router distribution based on FreeBSD, with Quagga and XORP for routing. And it all fits on a 512 MB flash card / usb memory stick. Cool!
 
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