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2001: Annelise Anderson, a frequent contributor to the FreeBSD mailing
lists, has written "FreeBSD: An Open-Source Operating System
for Your PC", an introduction to FreeBSD aimed at the new user.
Published by The Bit Tree Press, the ISBN is 0971204500, and it
can be ordered from, amongst other places, the
section of the
has been substantially improved and updated. The new
documentation features "screenshots" of almost every stage of the
installation process, and expanded text detailing what each stage
of the install covers. The bulk of the work was carried out by
2001: New committer: Max Khon
2001: New committer: Randy
2001: The July 2001 status report is now available; see the
Status Reports Web
2001: An RDF file of the last 10 news headlines on the FreeBSD site
is now available. The URL is http://www.FreeBSD.org/news/news.rdf. You can use this file
to syndicate FreeBSD news headlines on to your own web
site (as Daily
DaemonNews and the
Diary do), or on to your desktop, using applications such as
the BSD Users Group of Western Australia, has been
added to the Support page.
2001: New committer: Valentino
2001: A second edition of The FreeBSD
Handbook will be in production shortly. A
task list has been
published for anyone who wants to help contribute to the state of
available printed documentation about FreeBSD.
2001: New committer: Mark Peek
2001: New committer: Rob
2001: New committer: Dave
2001: New committer: Mike Barcroft
2001: New committer: Chern Lee
2001: New committer: Brooks
Davis (Networking, Mobile Computing)
2001: John Kozubik has submitted
an article explaining
to use FreeBSD with solid state media.
2001: Benno Rice has completed
enough work to allow FreeBSD to reach the mountroot prompt on the
PowerPC processor. Please see the PowerPC platform page and mailing list for more
2001: New committer: Mike
2001: New committer: Johann Visagie
2001: Robert Watson has
status report for the FreeBSD Project. These reports are scheduled to continue on a monthly basis.
2001: New committer: Anton
Berezin (all things Perl)
2001: New committer: David
W. Chapman Jr.(Ports)
2001: New committer: Mark Pulford
2001: New committer: Crist J. Clark
2001: The famous ftp site,
ftp.FreeBSD.org, is now back
in full operation. Many thanks to Tele
Danmark, who are supplying the machine as well as the network
2001: New committer: Jim
2001: The first May 2001 issue of the
FreeBSD 'zine is now
available. Starting this month, there will be two issues
per month; one on the 1st, and one on the 15th.
2001: FreeBSD now works with multiple processors on Alpha systems,
thanks to the efforts of John
Gallatin, and Doug
2001: New committer: Takuya
2001: New committer: Udo Erdelhoff
Handbook is now available on the web site. This is an
evolving resource for people wanting to develop software for
FreeBSD (and not just for the committers who are developing
FreeBSD). Don't forget that a complete list of documentation
available from this site is also available.
2001: Addison Wesley have allowed us to republish
8 of the
Corporate Networker's Guide. Chapter 8 provides an in-depth
look at providing printing services to Windows, NT, and Novell
clients using FreeBSD.
2001: Yet another new committer:
2001: The April issue of The
FreeBSD 'zine is now available.
2001: The Ports Collection now
contains more than 5,000 individual entries!
2001: New committer: George Reid
(Sound support, ports)
2001: Wind River to Acquire BSDi Software Assets. Please read the
Press Release, the announcement from
K. Hubbard, and the
FreeBSD Core Team statement.