The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce a collaborative project with Delphix to implement one of the most requested ZFS features, to allow RAID-Z pools to be expanded one disk at a time. We’ve combined our resources with iXsystems and Delphix to bring this project to fruition.
The 2017 September/October issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue features articles on why FreeBSD is not a Linux Distro, FreeBSD vs Linux: ZFS, Microservices to Monoliths, and more.
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team continued the 10.4-RELEASE cycle, headed by Marius Strobl. At the time of this writing, four BETA builds have been released, with BETA4 being added to the release schedule shortly after the release of BETA3 to extend the beta testing phase to ensure a few last-minute changes had sufficient time for testing.
For this month’s update, I’ll describe the collaboration between the FreeBSD Foundation and University Politehnica, Bucharest. The FreeBSD Foundation is funding stipends for two students to contribute to the port of FreeBSD’s Bhyve hypervisor to the 32- and 64-bit Arm architectures. Mihai Carabas is a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant at the University Politehnica, and will oversee the student’s work.
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It seems that every time I try to go to England using the Eurostar, it gets delayed between 30 minutes an 2 hours. This year, it got my 45 minute layover down to 10 minutes. Luckily, King’s Cross is literally across the street from Saint Pancras, and I managed to get into my second train just in time.
Whether storage is already a main focus of your career or may be advancing toward you, you’ll definitely want to attend the flagship event for storage developers – and those involved in storage operations, decision making, and usage – SNIA’s 19th annual Storage Developer Conference (SDC), September 11-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, California.
As I described back in the May issue of the Foundation newsletter, the Foundation employed Siva Mahadevan and Guangyuan (Charlie) Yang, two co-operative education students from the University of Waterloo over the summer term. In this update I’ll highlight a few more of Siva and Charlie’s projects, and touch on what’s coming next.
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team started the 10.4-RELEASE cycle, headed by Marius Strobl, late July, following the availability of 11.1-RELEASE. At the time of this writing, two BETA builds have been released for public testing.
The following is my account of the August 2017, FreeBSD Developer’s Summit in Cambridge University for receiving a travel grant from the FreeBSD Foundation. First, I’ll add a little background context of who I am, and why I wished to attend the conference. I have been a FreeBSD user for a few years now, learning about it in year 2 of my undergraduate education, and using it on nearly all of my computers since that moment.