BSD News 18/07/2016

Last week in BSD

Releases: HardenedBSD, SoloBSD, OPNsense, 
Other news: BSDsec, DragonFly BSD, pfSense, BSDnow



OPNsense 16.7-RC2 released

16.7-RC2 is here and brings major additions to amd64 architectures: Intel’s Hyperscan library to speed up Suricata rule matching and UEFI boot support! It also brings language packs to their correct 16.7 state, with Japanese already having been completed by the amazing Chie Taguchi. The mirrors have been expanded to allow trackers of -stable or -devel packages to upgrade to the release candidate. Users of LibreSSL wanting to upgrade can now switch to OpenSSL instead of seeing upgrade errors until LibreSSL becomes available again and their systems move back to LibreSSL automatically.
Otherwise, only minor issues have been reported and fixed. This likely means there will not be another release candidate.
New images are available from all known mirrors with all checksums listed after this announcement:

New stable release: HardenedBSD-stable 10-STABLE v46.5

HardenedBSD-10-STABLE-v46.5 -
security updates for: expat, libarchive, file, coverity related fixes
bigger updates for: hyper-v, zfs

SoloBSD 10.3-STABLE-v46.5

There is a new build of SoloBSD 10.3-STABLE based on the latest HardenedBSD stable branch version 46.5
Changelog v46.5
Now with script included from Martin Sugioarto. Check Instructions of use.
You can grab it from Here. (48.4 Mb)
 root password: solobsd


Any Mono/DragonFly users out there?

This is a specialized use case, but Mono 4.x has some issues on DragonFly.  Some minor testing has been done, but if you are already using it, please contribute.

pfSense moves to Apache License

With the pending departure of Chris Buechler, we wanted to find a way to express to the community our continued commitment to keep pfSense® software open source.
As such, pfSense is moving to the Apache License 2.0  in order to align the goals of the project with other (unannounced) offerings from Netgate.  The Apache License 2.0 is a permissive license similar to the MIT License. The main conditions of this license require preservation of copyright and license notices.
Where the 2-Clause and 3-Clause BSD licenses provides no direct language around the areas of copyright, patents and trademarks, the Apache License does. The Apache License is very clear that individual contributors grant copyright license to anyone who receives the code, that their contribution is free from patent encumbrances (and if it is not, that they license that patent to anyone who receives the code,) and that use of Trademarks extends only as far as is necessary to use the product.  As a reminder, only genuine pfSense software can bear the registered trademark of pfSense. It also includes a patent termination clause, should a lawsuit arise.
The Apache License 2.0 is the third most popular license on github. Android, Apache, Chef, DockerOpenStackSalt Stack, and Swift use the Apache License 2.0.
Now pfSense does as well.

Sprinkle A Little BSD Into Your Life | BSD Now 150

Today on the show, we are going to be talking to Jim Brown (of BSD Cert Fame) about his home-brew sprinkler system… Wait for it… That runs FreeBSD!
That plus news & of course your feedback, keep it tuned to BSD Now, the place to B...SD!

UEFI booting and manual installation

karu.pruun shares a story of manually installing DragonFly on a UEFI-booting machine.  In this case, it’s a Macbook, though there’s other non-fruit UEFI machines out there?

Code stuff

Interesting articles


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