Community Spotlight: The Basics of using ZFS with TrueOS

This week, we want to spotlight a very helpful thread created by Discourse user robgriff444 in order to help our new users familiarize themselves with ZFS and use it with TrueOS. The TrueOS devs want to thank robgriff444 for the outstanding contribution to our...

TrueOS Security and Wikileaks revelations

Recently, Wikileaks released a large number of documents detailing system exploits the US Intelligence community uses to gain information from or otherwise monitor individuals. Because of this, we are seeing increased concerns about TrueOS security. We thought it best...

Sneak Peek: Automounting updates

The next TrueOS STABLE will include more improvements to the automounter.  Autofs is reconfigured to mount by device id, and is switched over to an XDG standard to allow future device actions for media. This frees us to accomplish things such as ejecting optical media...

TrueOS @ SCALE 2017: Come join us!

The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is happening this week, and TrueOS is there! What is SCALE? From the SCALE website: SCALE’s mission is to provide educational opportunities on the topic of Open Source software. Open Source software is any software that...

TrueOS Stable update released 2/22/17

A new update for TrueOS-STABLE is available as of 2/22/17 (apologies for the late announcement). This update brings in a number of bugfixes and functionality improvements, along with a few “big-ticket” items. Brief Changelog Bugfixes: packaging upgrading....

New Jail management utilities

This week, the TrueOS developers/contributors are introducing a new suite of utilities for jail management. These tools are designed to create standard package base jails from TrueOS with OpenRC support. This provides a quick way to test OpenRC functionality within a...

TrueOS Community plans – 2017 and beyond

Evolution of a growing community   As the community guidelines are now available, I thought it useful to expand a little on what the core TrueOS developers are looking to do over the coming year(s). We’ve had lengthy discussions in the office about the...

TrueOS Community Guidelines are here!

Want to help shape TrueOS into the best Open Source OS out there? If you are interested in earning a commit bit and helping steer the TrueOS project, check out our new Community Guidelines!