In DragonFly BSD KMS adds support for Intel graphics cards
Francois Tigeot reported on the implementation of KMS module to switch to video mode kernel DragonFly BSD. Code is integrated into the master-branch git-repository DragonFly BSD. Supported graphics cards on the chipset Intel i915.
The basis was taken code for FreeBSD, which has been ported to the kernel DragonFly BSD. In addition to the Francois, the development was also attended by Aggelos Economopoulos, Johannes Hofmann and Matthew Dillon. In particular, the mechanism has been implemented PAT Matt Dillon. KMS support is required to use the latest versions of video drivers from Intel, which has been removed support for switching video modes at the user level (UMS) and left only support KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) to switch video modes at the kernel level. Continue reading
After 14 months since the release of FreeBSD 8.3 saw the release of FreeBSD 8.4, continuing the development of the last stable branch.
Issue is positioned to update systems already using FreeBSD 8.x, and for users wishing to maintain the highest level of compatibility with the current configuration. In addition to bug fixes, the new version includes support for new hardware and bekportirovanie some features of branches in the FreeBSD 9, without breaking compatibility and without drastic changes.
The installation images are available for platforms amd64 and i386 (build for sparc64 and pc98 will be released later) in the form of images bootonly, DVD, CD, LiveFS and Memstick (for USB Flash). Continue reading
Testing of the first beta of FreeBSD 8.4 (continuing development of last stable branch) began.
The branch 8.x is positioned for updating of systems of already using FreeBSD 8.x and the users, wishing to keep a maximum level of compatibility with the current configuration.
A test version is available for platforms amd64, i386 and pc98. Mounting assemblies are available in the form of images bootonly, DVD, CD, LiveFS and Memstick. The release is scheduled for April 19. Apparently, the 8.4 release will be the last in the line of 8.x. Continue reading
Available Release FreeNAS 8.3.1, the distribution for the rapid deployment of network-attached storage (NAS, Network-Attached Storage).
The distribution is based on the code base FreeBSD, ZFS is different integrated support and is fully configurable through a web interface, built using Python-framework Django. To provide access to the repository maintained by FTP, NFS, Samba, AFP, rsync and iSCSI, to enhance the safety of the software can be used RAID (0,1,5), for client authentication support for LDAP / Active Directory. Iso-image size is 107 MB.
As FreeNAS 8.3.0 version 8.3.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3 and supports ZFSv28. Among the most important changes compared to the previous release notes the encryption partitions ZFS. In addition, the new release worked to increase convenience in the web-interface, the updated implementation iscsi target, included in delivery drivers Virtio, updated version of Samba, added function initialized disks c filled by a random set of data. Continue reading