Projects / MidnightBSD


MidnightBSD is a FreeBSD 6 fork aimed at providing an easy-to-use desktop experience. It aims to provide a GNUstep desktop with a solid BSD core. MidnightBSD contains both BSD and GPL licensed code.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  06 Jul 2013 02:44

    Release Notes: A new package management tool, mport, was added. A large number of features were imported from FreeBSD 9.1, including ZFS with ZPOOL 28/dedup support, LLVM + CLANG in base, a migration to GPT as the default in the installer, bsdinstall, BSD licensed sort and grep, cpucontrol(8), and UFS2 + SUJ (journaling). Also imported were the newer FreeBSD USB stack, NFSv4 client, syscons, and CAM based ATA.

    •  30 Jan 2011 20:57

      Release Notes: This release includes exciting new features such as support for ZFS, mDNSResponder for multicast DNS, libdispatch (no blocks support yet), brainfuck(1), AMD CPU temperature monitoring, updates to the Linux emulation layer (2.6.16 compatibility), and the OpenBSD sensors framework. It includes a large merge from FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE. Developers voted on the decision to merge many aspects of FreeBSD 7 into MidnightBSD in November 2008. This merge took some time and delayed the 0.3 release. It is not planned to do anything of this nature again.

      •  01 Sep 2008 22:54

        Release Notes: This version focuses on adding hardware for newer devices including ATI, Nvidia, and intel SATA controllers, and wireless support standards. A great deal of work was put into creating packages, with over 2000 packages available via FTP. There are 2 CDs of packages plus X11 on disc 1. Software updates include gcc 3.4.6, BIND 9.4.2-p1, Sendmail, bzip2, and OpenSSH 5.0p1. The pcc compiler has been added (i386). GNU cpio has been replaced with the BSD licensed version. cpdup and mksh have been added. There are IPv6 fixes.

        •  10 Nov 2007 06:55

          Release Notes: This release fixes security holes in bzip2 and OpenSSL. It also includes the new mports collection. This is the last release on 6.9.

          •  07 Aug 2007 10:43

            Release Notes: This stable release is based on FreeBSD 6.1 beta and includes many fixes and improvements. It uses a command line interface but offers packages for X11, GNUstep, WindowMaker ,and other software. Future versions will provide a fully featured desktop environment.


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