Meet with production users every week who rely professionally on:
These Build Option Survey Build Results have quietly been the most active content on this site through the pandemic. They represents builds of several FreeBSD branches loosely tracking the Release Engineering weekly snapshots.
The official FreeBSD Build Option Survey (BOS) is extremely time consuming.
"BOS Lite" uses an OccamBSD script to exclude all options, providing the bare-minimum OS build, which conveniently exercises the majority of FreeBSD build options.
Making all FreeBSD build options work by the 13.0 release was a multi-year effort involving several people and there have been very few regressions.
This spreadsheet describes the status of FreeBSD release ISOs that are not available at ftp-archive.freebsd.org. If you have any of these historic releases obtained by FTP download or Walnut Creek CD-ROMs, mail Michael confirmation of your checksums and post missing images. Thank you for your help!
CFT is just as guilty and the projects are not blameless
Michael's 2008 BSD Talk interview with Hans Petter Selasky who passed away this summer in a traffic accident in Norway
tmux can provide console logging and command injection to bhyve virtual machines
March 2020 Update
Introducing up.bsd.lv, a proof-of-concept of binary update service for FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT and 12-STABLE to facilitate the exhaustive testing of FreeBSD and the bhyve hypervisor and OpenZFS 2.0 specifically. Updates are based on the SVN revisions of official FreeBSD Release Engineering weekly snapshots.
December 2019 Update
Announcing the bhyve VirtFS/9p Completion Project to provide groundwork for full WSL2-like support in FreeBSD and illumos.
March 2019 Updates
February 2019 Updates
Fifteen years in, I am seeking my first funding which I will use for critical testing of OpenZFS, ARM and hypervisors
Remember to understand the problem before you fix the problem
Elegantly-simple multibooting and OS upgrades with ZFS Boot Environments and bhyve
There is a 99% chance you benefit from these organizations
Only 10 or so more variables to consider...
The BSD Desktop: Better late than never
Lessons from a year in the trenches with BSD's killer app
One of the most collectable BSD books receives a ten-year update
The best Gnome 3 experience on BSD can be found where you'd least expect it
Rest assured, presenting is just another learned skill
The countdown to importing bhyve into FreeBSD has begun
SMP and 64-bit addressing are passing fads, right?
PC-BSD is rapidly becoming a better FreeBSD than FreeBSD
This swing of the IT pendulum is poised to slice off the hand that feeds it
Lessons from a diverse group of people who develop communities rather than code
Consider for a moment that ZFS is a cross-platform RAID filesystem
The bigger they are, the harder they fall and maximum size can bring maximum failure
OSCON 2011 in 1,077,000 words (1,000 words/picture...)
You can find a ready-to-run bhyve package and guest images at bhyve.org!
Bandwidth courtesy of NYC*BUG, the New York City *BSD User Group
The BSDCons are the lifeblood of the BSDs
The modern UFS filesystem has many obvious and not-so-obvious advantages
Inelegant hardware has long been the bane of elegant software but some hardware offenses are inexcusable
OSCON 2012 is coming and Unix will be everywhere, yet invisible
Just under 400 photos from EuroBSDCon 2011
FreeBSD 9.0 bhyve setup in a single script
From historic events to a cure for insomnia, the last 12 months have been great for BSD
Ten years of collective practice make for an outstanding conference
Mac OS X now has a newer PF than FreeBSD, what else is there to see?
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