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2017

2017

2017

2017

  • 28 : New committer: Fedor Uporov (src)

  • 26 : The second BETA build for the FreeBSD10.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 25 : New committer: Luca Pizzamiglio (ports)

  • 19 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD10.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2017

  • 26 : FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 11.1. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 18 : New committer: Marcin Wojtas (src)

  • 15 : The third RC build for the FreeBSD11.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 12 : New committer: Matt Joras (src)

  • 8 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD11.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 1 : The first RC build for the FreeBSD11.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2017

  • 24 : The third BETA build for the FreeBSD11.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 20 : New committer: Kyle Evans (src)

  • 17 : The second BETA build for the FreeBSD11.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 10 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD11.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 7 : New committer: Ryan Libby (src)

2017

2017

2017

2017

  • 27 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce its participation in Google's 2017 Summer of Code program, which funds summer students to participate in open source projects. This will be the FreeBSD Project's thirteenth year in the program, having mentored over 200 successful students through summer-long coding projects between 2005 and 2016.

    Past successful projects have included improvements to Linux ABI emulation, NFSv4 ACLs, TCP regression testing, FUSE file system support, and countless other projects. Many students go on to become FreeBSD developers, as well as participating in FreeBSD developer events around the world through continuing support from the FreeBSD Foundation.

    Prospective participants are invited to apply; more information is available, including proposal and deadline information, on the FreeBSD Summer Projects page.

  • 13 : The October to December 2016 Status Report is now available.

  • 10 : New committer: Mahdi Mokhtari (ports)

  • 8 : New committer: Tobias Kortkamp (ports)

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

  • 16 : New committer: Sevan Janiyan (doc)

  • 28 : The final 11.0-RELEASE is going to be rebuilt in order to address a few last-minute items that were discovered after the release tag. Please see the official announcement from the Release Engineering team for more information.

  • 17 : New committer: Ruey-Cherng Yu (doc)

  • 17 : New committer: Joseph Mingrone (ports)

  • 17 : The third RC build for the FreeBSD11.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2016

  • 25 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD11.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 13 : The first RC build for the FreeBSD11.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 10 : New committer: Toomas Soome (src)

  • 10 : The FreeBSD Core Team has released a statement about the recent freebsd-update and related vulnerabilities.

  • 6 : The fourth BETA build for the FreeBSD11.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2016

  • 30 : The third BETA build for the FreeBSD11.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 27 : The April to June 2016 Status Report is now available.

  • 24 : The second BETA build for the FreeBSD11.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 19 : New committer: Michael Zhilin (src)

  • 19 : New committer: Imre Vadasz (src)

  • 18 : New committer: Stephen J. Kiernan (src)

  • 11 : New committer: Carlos J. Puga Medina (ports)

  • 10 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD11.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 6 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the completion of the 2016 Core Team election. The FreeBSD Core Team acts as the project's "board of directors" and is responsible for approving new src committers, resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port managers, webmaster, etc ...), and making any other administrative or policy decisions as needed. The Core Team has been elected by FreeBSD developers every two years since 2000.

    The FreeBSD Core Team is glad to announce that Matthew Seaman will continue the role of Core Team Secretary.

    More information about the election (together with a list of the new members of the Core Team) can be found in the official announcement.

  • 6 : New committer: Tobias C. Berner (ports)

  • 1 : New committer: Eric Badger (src)

2016

2016

2016

2016

  • 20 : The third Release Candidate build for the FreeBSD10.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 13 : The second Release Candidate build for the FreeBSD10.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 5 : The first Release Candidate build for the FreeBSD10.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 1 : New committer: Christoph Moench-Tegeder (ports)

  • 1 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce its participation in Google's 2016 Summer of Code program, which funds summer students to participate in open source projects. This will be the FreeBSD Project's twelfth year in the program, having mentored over 180 successful students through summer-long coding projects between 2005 and 2015.

    Past successful projects have included improvements to Linux ABI emulation, NFSv4 ACLs, TCP regression testing, FUSE file system support, and countless other projects. Many students go on to become FreeBSD developers, as well as participating in FreeBSD developer events around the world through continuing support from the FreeBSD Foundation.

    Prospective participants are invited to apply; more information is available, including proposal and deadline information, on the FreeBSD Summer Projects page.

2016

2016

  • 18 : New committer: Wojciech Macek (src)

  • 6 : The FreeBSDFoundation has released its initial statement about harassment in the FreeBSD community.

  • 3 : The FreeBSD Core team has released an Initial Statement about harassment in the FreeBSD Community

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

  • 13 : FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 10.2. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 8 : Enhanced commit privileges: Marcelo Araujo (ports, src)

  • 7 : The third RC build for the FreeBSD10.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 1 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD10.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2015

  • 30 : Enhanced commit privileges: Allan Jude (src)

  • 27 : New committer: Jason Unovitch (ports)

  • 26 : The April-June, 2015 Status Report is now available.

  • 24 : The first RC build for the FreeBSD10.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 17 : The second BETA build for the FreeBSD10.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 11 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD10.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 5 : New committer: Conrad Meyer (src)

2015

  • 26 : A new article, FreeBSD Support for Leap Seconds, gives a quick overview of leap second handling. The next leap second will occur at 2015-Jun-30 23:59:60 UTC.

2015

2015

2015

2015

  • 11 : New committer: Wei Hu (src)

2015

2014

2014

  • 14 : FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 10.1. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 02 : The fourth RC build for the FreeBSD10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 02 : FreeBSD 1.0, the first official production-ready release of FreeBSD was announced 21 years ago today, on November 2nd, 1993. See the original announcement here.

2014

  • 23 : The third RC build for the FreeBSD10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 23 : New committer: Bj"orn Heidotting (doc)

  • 14 : The July-September, 2014 Status Report is now available.

  • 13 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 12 : New committer: Andrew Rybchenko (src)

  • 4 : The first RC build for the FreeBSD10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2014

  • 28 : The third BETA build for the FreeBSD10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 24 : New committer: Julien Charbon (src)

  • 21 : The second BETA build for the FreeBSD10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 14 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 9 : New committer: Dominic Fandrey (ports)

2014

  • 21 : It all started with this commit from Jordan Hubbard on August 21, 1994:

    "Commit my new ports make macros. Still not 100% complete yet by any means but fairly usable at this stage."

    A video was prepared to celebrate the event!

  • 14 : New committer: Alonso Schaich (ports)

  • 10 : New committer: Dan Langille (ports)

2014

  • 31 : We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2014 Semi-Annual Newsletter! This is a chance for you to read about what we are doing to help make FreeBSD the best operating system available.

    Read about funded development projects to improve FreeBSD, sponsored conferences, developer and vendor summits to create face-to-face opportunities, research, how we are doing on our fundraising efforts, and so much more!

    The 2014 semi-annual newsletter is available online here.

  • 27 : New committer: Ngie Cooper (src)

  • 24 : The April-June, 2014 Status Report is now available with 24 entries.

  • 16 : To facilitate the upgrade process from FreeBSD 9.1 and 9.2 to FreeBSD 9.3, the EoL date for FreeBSD 9.2 has been pushed back to December 31, 2014.

  • 16 : FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 9.3. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 9 : The FreeBSD Core Team is glad to announce that Matthew Seaman has assumed the role of Core Team Secretary.

  • 9 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the completion of the 2014 Core Team election. The FreeBSD Core Team acts as the project's "board of directors" and is responsible for approving new src committers, resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port managers, webmaster, etc ...), and making any other administrative or policy decisions as needed. The Core Team has been elected by FreeBSD developers every two years since 2000.

    More information about the election (together with a list of the new members of the Core Team) can be found in the official announcement.

  • 6 : The third RC build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 4 : For people needing WITH_NEW_XORG, an alternate pkg(8) repository is now online. It contains a subset of packages affected by this knob. Please see the announce mail for more details.

2014

  • 28 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 21 : The first RC build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 17 : New committer: Bartek Rutkowski (ports)

  • 14 : The third BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 11 : New committer: Stephen Hurd (ports)

  • 7 : The second BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 1 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2014

2014

2014

  • 11 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce its participation in Google's 2014 Summer of Code program, which funds summer students to participate in open source projects. This will be the FreeBSD Project's tenth year in the program, having mentored over 160 successful students through summer-long coding projects between 2005 and 2013.

    Past successful projects have included improvements to Linux ABI emulation, NFSv4 ACLs, TCP regression testing, FUSE file system support, and countless other projects. Many students go on to become FreeBSD developers, as well as participating in FreeBSD developer events around the world through continuing support from the FreeBSD Foundation.

    Prospective participants are invited to apply; more information is available, including proposal and deadline information, on the FreeBSD Summer Projects page.

2014

  • 10 : We are pleased to announce the availability of the FreeBSDJournal! It is the new online Journal, that the FreeBSDFoundation is publishing, that is all about FreeBSD. Click here to find out how to get the first issue that is focused on FreeBSD10.

2014

2013

2013

2013

  • 30 : Official binary packages are now available for Pkg for FreeBSD 8.3, 8.4, 9.1, 9.2, 10.0 and head. See the announcement for more information.

  • 28 : The second BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 20 : The July-September, 2013 Status Report is now available with 30 entries.

  • 14 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 9 : New committer: Eric Davis (src)

  • 7 : The fifth ALPHA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2013

  • 30 : FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 9.2. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 29 : The fourth ALPHA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 23 : New committer: Danilo Eg^ea Gondolfo (ports)

  • 18 : The second ALPHA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 13 : The first ALPHA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 12 : The fourth RC build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 2 : New committer: Ruslan Bukin (src)

  • 2 : New committer: Zbigniew Bodek (src)

2013

  • 26 : The third RC build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 16 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 6 : We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2013 Semi-Annual Newsletter! This is a chance for you to read about what we are doing to help make FreeBSD the best operating system available.

    Read about funded development projects to improve FreeBSD, sponsored conferences, developer and vendor summits to create face-to-face opportunities, research, how we are doing on our fundraising efforts, and so much more!

    The 2013 semi-annual newsletter is available online here.

  • 5 : The first RC build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2013

2013

  • 25 : New committer: Mark Felder (ports)

  • 19 : FreeBSD celebrated its 20th birthday today. On June 19, 1993, Jordan Hubbard, Rod Grimes, and David Greenman announced to the world the creation of their new fork of the BSD 4.3 operating system.

    FreeBSD was derived from the 386BSD 0.1 release from Bill and Lynne Jolitz with its 1.0 release in Nov 1993. Its stated goals were to create a fast, stable, reliable server OS for i386 systems.

    Since then, it has become the backbone of countless products and has grown to supporting 64bit computing, embedded devices, and desktop users.

  • 11 : New committer: Veniamin Gvozdikov (ports)

  • 7 : FreeBSD8.4-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes (detailed version) and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 8.4. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 4 : Enhanced commit privileges: Glen Barber (doc, ports, src)

2013

  • 27 : Enhanced commit privileges: Chris Rees (doc, ports)

  • 14 : Six months have passed since the November security incident which brought the Project's binary package building capacity offline; we are pleased to announce that all services are now restored.

    Read the official announcement here.

  • 12 : The January to March 2013 Status Report is now available with 31 entries.

  • 9 : The FreeBSDFoundation is pleased to announce Ed Maste's new role as the Foundation's part-time Director of Project Development. Ed has served on the Foundation's board for two years, and has stepped down in order to accept this new position.

    Read more...

  • 8 : The third RC build for the FreeBSD-8.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and pc98 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2013

  • 29 : The FreeBSDFoundation is pleased to announce that Edward Tomasz Napierala has joined as its second member of technical staff. This is a continuation of the Foundation's plan to invest in staff in 2013.

    Read more...

  • 24 : New committer: Alan Somers (src)

  • 24 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce its participation in Google's 2013 Summer of Code program, which funds summer students to participate in open source projects. This will be the FreeBSD Project's ninth year in the program, having mentored over 150 successful students through summer-long coding projects between 2005 and 2012.

    Past successful projects have included improvements to Linux ABI emulation, NFSv4 ACLs, TCP regression testing, FUSE file system support, and countless other projects. Many students go on to become FreeBSD developers, as well as participating in FreeBSD developer events around the world through continuing support from the FreeBSD Foundation.

    Prospective participants are invited to apply; more information is available, including proposal and deadline information, on the FreeBSD Summer Projects page.

  • 22 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD-8.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and pc98 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 18 : Enhanced commit privileges: Cy Schubert (src, ports)

  • 12 : New committer: Hiren Panchasara (src)

  • 10 : The first RC build for the FreeBSD-8.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and pc98 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 3 : Enhanced commit privileges: Antoine Brodin (src, ports)

  • 1 : New committer: William Grzybowski (ports)

2013

  • 27 : Enhanced commit privileges: Tijl Coosemans (src, ports)

  • 22 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-8.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and pc98 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 14 : The FreeBSDFoundation is pleased to announce that Konstantin Belousov has been hired as its first full-time member of technical staff, a key milestone of the Foundation's investment in staff for 2013.

    Read more...

  • 12 : New member for the Ports Management team: Bryan Drewery

  • 3 : The October to December 2012 Status Report is now available with 27 entries.

  • 3 : The July to September 2012 Status Report is now available with 12 entries.

2013

2013

  • 23 : New committer: Achim Leubner (src)

  • 22 : New committer: Dru Lavigne (doc)

  • 16 : New committer: Carl Delsey (src)

  • 15 : Enhanced commit privileges: Ren'e Ladan (ports, full doc/www)

  • 14 : New committer: David Naylor (ports)

  • 13 : The April-June, 2012 Status Report is now available with 17 entries.

  • 10 : The development of FreeBSD ports is done in Subversion nowadays. By February 28th 2013, the FreeBSD ports tree will no longer be exported to CVS. Therefore ports tree updates via CVS, CVSup or csup(1) will no longer be available after that date. All users who use CVS, CVSup or csup(1) to update the ports tree are encouraged to switch to portsnap(8) or for users which need more control over their ports collection checkout, use Subversion directly. More information are available in the announcement mail on the FreeBSDports announce mailing list.

    A migration guide from CVSup or csup(1) to portsnap(8) is also available in the FreeBSD Handbook.

  • 8 : We are excited to share our next story for our Faces of FreeBSD Series. This is a chance for us to spotlight different people who contribute to FreeBSD and have received funding from us to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, and advocate for FreeBSD.

    Let us introduce you to Thomas Abthorpe. We helped him attend BSDCan 2009, 2011, and 2012 by helping with his travel expenses. Read his story here.

  • 7 : New committer: Ian Lepore (src)

2012

  • 31 : FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes (detailed version) and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 9.1. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 24 : New committer: Kubilay Kocak (ports)

  • 20 : We are pleased to announce the publication of The FreeBSDFoundation's 2012 End-of-Year Newsletter.

  • 18 : New committer: Mark Johnston (src)

  • 18 : The PC-BSD Team announces the availablilty of PC-BSD9.1.

  • 18 : New committer: Steven Hartland (src)

  • 17 : We are excited to share our next story for our Faces of FreeBSD Series. This is a chance for us to spotlight different people who contribute to FreeBSD and have received funding from us to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, and advocate for FreeBSD.

    Let us introduce you to Dan Langille. We helped him by sponsoring BSDCan since 2006. Read his story here.

  • 12 : Astute readers of our blog know that The FreeBSDFoundation's annual year-end fundraising drive began last week. Every year over 50% of our donations arrive during this campaign. Read more...

  • 10 : Are you aware of the tangible benefits derived from our support of the FreeBSD community? In conjunction with our year-end fundraising drive we are going to be spotlighting different people on our website, blog, and Facebook page who have received funding to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, and advocate for FreeBSD. Read more...

  • 5 : Your donations have helped make FreeBSD the best OS available! By investing in The FreeBSDFoundation you have helped us keep FreeBSD a high-performance, secure, and stable operating system.

    Thanks to people like you, the FreeBSDFoundation has been proudly supporting the FreeBSDProject and community for 12 years now. Read more...

  • 5 : The FreeBSDProject has enabled Google Analytics to collect anonymised statistics on web site use. More information can be found in the official announcement.

2012

  • 26 : New committer: Takuya ASADA (src)

  • 25 : New committer: Barbara Guida (ports)

  • 17 : On Sunday 11th of November, an intrusion was detected on two machines within the FreeBSD.org cluster. We have found no evidence of any modifications that would put any end user at risk. However, we do urge all users to read the report available at https://www.freebsd.org/news/2012-compromise.html and decide on any required actions themselves.

  • 5 : New committer: Bryan Venteicher (src)

  • 4 : New committer: Grzegorz Blach (ports)

  • 3 : The third RC build for the FreeBSD-9.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, sparc64, and powerpc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2012

  • 24 : Enhanced commit privileges: Erwin Lansing (src, ports)

  • 23 : New committer: Simon J. Gerraty (src)

  • 20 : Enhanced commit privileges: Eitan Adler (src, ports, doc)

  • 19 : New member for the Ports Management team: Bernhard Fr"ohlich.

  • 10 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD-9.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and powerpc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2012

2012

2012

  • 24 : The FreeBSD Core Team is glad to announce that G'abor P'ali has assumed the role of Core Team Secretary.

  • 16 : The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 11 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the completion of the 2012 Core Team election. The FreeBSD Core Team acts as the project's "board of directors" and is responsible for approving new src committers, resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port managers, webmaster, etc ...), and making any other administrative or policy decisions as needed. The Core Team has been elected by FreeBSD developers every two years since 2000.

    More information about the election (together with a list of the new members of the Core Team) can be found in the official announcement.

  • 3 : New committer: Niclas Zeising (doc/www, ports)

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  • 16 : New committer: Jason Helfman (ports)

  • 9 : The third (and probably last) RC build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation on test systems. Alternatively, users upgrading existing systems may now do so using the freebsd-update(8) utility.

  • 8 : New committer: Pedro Giffuni (src)

  • 2 : New member for the Ports Management team: Beat G"atzi

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  • 30 : New committer: Justin Hibbits (src)

  • 17 : The second RC build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation on test systems. Alternatively, users upgrading existing systems may now do so using the freebsd-update(8) utility.

  • 12 : New committer: Michael Scheidell (ports)

  • 11 : New committer: David Chisnall (src)

  • 9 : New committer: Ruslan Makhmatkhanov (ports)

  • 8 : The July-September, 2011 Status Report is now available with 28 entries.

2011

  • 23 : The first RC build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation on test systems. Alternatively, users upgrading existing systems may now do so using the freebsd-update(8) utility.

  • 6 : New committer: Alexander V. Chernikov (src)

2011

  • 28 : The third BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation on test systems.

  • 27 : New committer: Jakub Klama (src)

  • 19 : New committer: Gleb Kurtsou (src)

  • 18 : New committer: Robert Millan (src)

  • 14 : New committer: Warren Block (doc/www)

  • 14 : The April-June, 2011 Status Report is now available with 36 entries.

  • 13 : New committer: Carlo Strub (ports)

  • 7 : The second BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation on test systems.

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  • 22 : New committer: Raphael Kubo da Costa (ports)

  • 17 : New committer: Eitan Adler (ports)

  • 9 : The FreeBSD Foundation has published their first Semi-Annual 2011 newsletter which summarizes what they have done to help the FreeBSD Project and community.

  • 1 : The first test build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation on test systems.

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  • 27 : The January-March, 2011 Status Report is now available with 34 entries.

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  • 29 : New committer: Artem Belevich (src)

  • 27 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce its participation In Google's 2011 Summer of Code program, which funds summer students to participate in open source projects. This will be the FreeBSD Project's seventh year in the program, having mentored over 100 successful students through summer-long coding projects between 2005 and 2010.

    Past successful projects have included improvements to Linux ABI emulation, NFSv4 ACLs, TCP regression testing, FUSE file system support, and countless other projects. Many students go on to become FreeBSD developers, as well as participating in FreeBSD developer events around the world through continuing support from the FreeBSD Foundation.

    Prospective participants are invited to apply; more information is available, including proposal and deadline information, on the FreeBSD Summer Projects page.

  • 18 : New committer: Sofian Brabez (ports)

  • 13 : New committer: Pawel Pekala (ports)

  • 10 : The FreeBSD Ports Management Team is pleased to announce Thomas Abthorpe as a full voting member.

  • 5 : New committer: Steven G. Kargl (src)

2011

  • 24 : FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 8.2. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 24 : FreeBSD 7.4-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 7.4. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 18 : Enhanced commit privileges: Martin Wilke (src, ports, doc)

  • 3 : The third (and probably last) Release Candidate builds for the FreeBSD-7.4/8.2 release cycles are now available. For 8.2-RC3 the amd64, i386, ia64, pc98, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures are available. For 7.4-RC3 the amd64, i386, pc98, and sparc64 architectures are available. ISO images for these architectures can be downloaded from most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. Please see the official announcement for further details about these releases.

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  • 25 : The October-December, 2010 Status Report is now available with 37 entries.

  • 23 : The second Release Candidate build for the FreeBSD-7.4 release cycle is now available. ISO images for Tier-1 architectures can be downloaded from most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. Please see the official announcement for further details about this release.

  • 16 : The second Release Candidate build for the FreeBSD-8.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for Tier-1 architectures can be downloaded from most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. Please see the official announcement for further details about this release.

2010

  • 27 : The first Release Candidate builds for the FreeBSD-7.4/8.2 release cycles are now available. ISO images for Tier-1 architectures can be downloaded from most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. Please see the official announcement for further details about these releases.

  • 16 : The FreeBSD Foundation has published their End-of-Year newsletter which summarizes what they have done in 2010 to help the FreeBSD Project and community.

  • 11 : The first of the test builds for the FreeBSD-7.4/8.2 release cycles is now available. ISO images for Tier-1 architectures are now available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 7 : New committer: Florian Smeets (ports)

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  • 27 : The FreeBSD Foundation has published their Semi-Annual July 2010 newsletter which summarizes what they have done to help the FreeBSD Project and community.

  • 27 : New committer: Baptiste Daroussin (ports)

  • 23 : FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 8.1. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.

  • 22 : The April-June, 2010 Status Report is now available with 47 entries.

  • 21 : New committer: Andrew Turner (src)

  • 20 : PC-BSD 8.1 has been released. PC-BSD is a successful desktop operating system based on FreeBSD that focuses on providing an easy to use desktop system for casual computer users. A list of new features/updates since the last version can be found here.

    The new release can be downloaded or purchased on DVD.

  • 17 : New committer: Tijl Coosemans (src)

  • 15 : New committer: Joseph S. Atkinson (ports)

  • 14 : The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the completion of the 2010 Core Team election. The FreeBSD Core Team acts as the project's "board of directors" and is responsible for approving new src committers, resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port managers, webmaster, etc ...), and making any other administrative or policy decisions as needed. The Core Team has been elected by FreeBSD developers every 2 years since 2000.

    More information about the election (together with a list of the new members of the Core Team) can be found in the official announcement.

  • 2 : The second (and most likely final) Release Candidate build for the FreeBSD-8.1 release cycle is now available. CD ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures can be downloaded from most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. Please see the official announcement for further details about this release.

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  • 29 : The first of the test builds for the FreeBSD-8.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for Tier-1 architectures are now available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 24 : The FreeBSD Project again received many high quality applications from students participating in Google's Summer of Code program. This year 18 student proposals to work with the FreeBSD Project were accepted as part of this program. For those with projects that were not accepted this year, we'd like to note that the FreeBSD Project is always willing to help mentor students so they can learn more about operating system development through our normal community mailing lists and development forums.

    Please read the official announcement for more information. The complete list of student projects selected for funding can be found in the FreeBSD Summer of Code wiki. Coding started on May 24, so please join us in welcoming the 18 new students to our community.

  • 19 : New committer: Jayachandran C. (src)

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  • 22 : PC-BSD 8.0 has been released. PC-BSD is a successful desktop operating system based on FreeBSD that focuses on providing an easy to use desktop system for casual computer users. A list of new features/updates since the last version can be found here.

    The new release can be downloaded or purchased on DVD.

  • 15 : The first Release Candidate build for the FreeBSD-7.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for Tier-1 architectures are now available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites.

  • 12 : Enhanced commit privileges: Benedict Reuschling (full doc/www)

  • 6 : New committer: Bernhard Schmidt (src)

  • 2 : G'abor K"ovesd'an participated in Google Summer of Code 2008/2009 and for his work he has been given commit access to the source code. His first pieces of work will be bringing in the result of his summer work into the tree.

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