Attention people on the east coast! Make sure to stop by and see our booth at South East Linux Fest (SELF) June 10th – the 12th if you’re going to be near the Charlotte area. We’ll be handing out some awesome schwag and filling you in on all the awesome new features coming up in PC-BSD and FreeBSD. Ken Moore and Joshua Smith will be giving BSD focused talks this year . Josh’s talk will be “The PC-BSD Advantage” which will offer a bird’s eye view of PC-BSD for new users and Linux users (as well as some really cool new features for long term users!), and Ken Moore’s talk “Lumina: Lighting the Way to the Future” will be detailing the excellent Lumina desktop environment. Ken will touch on the new sysadm utility and how we plan on integrating it within Lumina and PC-BSD. We hope to see you there!
We’d like to take a moment to officially welcome Joe Maloney to the PC-BSD project as our Lead System Architect. Joe has been working as a volunteer developer with the PC-BSD project for several years and began committing to the project in 2013. Joe’s duties will include working on our command line utilities, bug fixing, managing the ports tree, and general creative control over old utilities that need to be revamped. Joe has 12+ years experience working with FreeBSD and works day to day as a Quality Assurance Engineer for iXsystems and has been doing excellent work writing new tests to make FreeNAS more resilient going forward. Take a moment and help us welcome Joe to the team!
If you missed the inaugural meeting of the Knoxville BSD User Group, you definitely don’t want to miss this one. Lead Documentation Expert and author for the PC-BSD and FreeNAS projects Dru Lavigne will be giving a talk: “You Too Can Doc Like an Egyptian”. For more information on meeting times and venue, please visit the Knoxville Tennessee BSD User Group’s web page. We hope to see you there!
We recently looked at the pipelight port that recently received a patch in the ports tree and made a video for you guys.
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Joshua Allen Holm of opensource.com gave PC-BSD an awesome review on their web blog! Head on over and check it out! Make sure to comment on their blog to show your thanks for supporting PC-BSD.
Kris and Ken attended BSDCan 2015 last week and had an amazing conference. The videos of the conference were just put online within the last couple days, so if you were not able to attend, you might want to take a look!
- BSDCan 2015 Videos from the conference (not all of them were video recorded, but a lot were).
- The video of Ken’s session about Lumina-DE. There is a bit missing at the beginning of the talk, but not too much was missed. The video is fairly dark, but you can also find all of Ken’s slides on SlideShare.
- It does not appear that a video was recorded for Kris’s session about package/jail management, but you can find the summary/paper on the conference website linked above.
- EDIT: There was a video recording of Kris’s session, but it has just not been put up yet. Stay tuned to the BSDCCan playlist to catch it when it gets uploaded. You can also find Kris’s slides from the session here.
At the same time as BSDCan, Joshua Smith attended the SouthEast Linux Fest (SELF) and gave a presentation titled “PC-BSD 10.1.2: Whats New?”.
If you have the opportunity to attend one of these conference in the future I highly recommend going!