Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at Texas LinuxFest, to be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas from Friday May 31 to Saturday June 1. Registration is required for this event at a cost of $25 or $55.
There will be a BSD booth in the Expo (booth #21) on June 1 where we’ll be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs and other cool swag. We can also accept donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
Kris Moore will present “Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC-BSD® systems” at 11:25 on June 1. Dru Lavigne will present “TrueOS and Warden: Easy to Deploy FreeBSD Servers” at 13:30 on June 1.
The BSDA certification exam will be held at 13:00 on May 31. The cost for the exam is $75.
Kris has an article in the May issue of BSD Magazine, demonstrating some of the new features in the 9.1 version of Warden, the jail management GUI in PC-BSD.
The magazine is available for free download here and Kris’ article starts on page 17.
Josh Smith has announced the initial launch of the PC-BSD hardware store. This resource is meant to make it easier to find hardware that has been tested to work on PC-BSD. The store itself is here. If you have hardware that you know works and which you don’t see listed, please add it to the Hardware section of the wiki so that it can be included.
LinuxFest NorthWest will be held April 27–28 at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA. This event is free to attend.
We’ll be giving out cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, and FreeNAS CDs at the FreeBSD booth in the expo area. If you are attending the event, drop by and say hi.
Last week, Kris announced on the developers mailing list that the PC-BSD source repo has switched from subversion to github.
For those of you who like to compile new features in order to test them before they are incorporated into a release or a rolling release, the instructions for getting source have been updated. Any references to svn in the wiki version of the Handbook will also be switched to the git equivalent. If you have installed subversion before from System Manager -> System Packages -> Development -> Development VCS, you already have git as it is included in that meta-package.