Development News - 03/01/2015

Well, it's been a while since we did a post on development news, and we do have a few exciting things News. First and foremost the next release of GhostBSD will jump to 10.1 instead of 4.5 this will help user to know on which FreeBSD version GhostBSD is build from.

I make some improvement and fixed problem with installer disk partition editor focusing on auto/create/delete partition system.

GhostBSD 10.1 will include a beta update manager call Update Station that is for the moment updating the FreeBSD base system and Packages.

Solving software upgrade problem

After we had released GhostBSD 4.0 people add trouble with upgrading software. Today I have discover that FreeBSD had a new_xorg software repository that is containing the same configuration than GhostBSD for Xorg.

If you planing to upgrade software on GhostBSD you will need to change the repository URL in FreeBSD.conf.

This is a three step:

Bash shell bug

As many of you are probably aware, there is a serious security issue that is currently all over the web regarding the GNU bash shell.  We are well aware of the issue, a fix is already in place to plug this security hole, and packages with this fix are currently building. Nothing written by the GhostBSD project uses bash and bash is not built-in to the FreeBSD operating system itself (it is an optional port/package), so the level of severity of this bug is lower on FreeBSD than on other operating systems.

GhostBSD 4.0 BETA 3 now available

The GhostBSD team is pleased to announce the availability the third BETA build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures. This is expected to be the final BETA build of the 4.0-RELEASE cycle.

This release includes some bug fixes as well as new and updated packages. This release also includes the changes from direction GhostBSD is taking, Three workstation that is build a top of MATE desktop Classic, Purity, Element. We hope that you will enjoy this change!