FreeBSD 12.1 Beta 2 to be Rolled Out

There're changes and updates compared to the previous beta, released earlier
01 October 2019   198

The second beta release of FreeBSD 12.1 is published. FreeBSD 12.1-BETA2 is available for amd64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, powerpcspe, sparc64 and armv6, armv7 and aarch64 architectures. Additionally prepared images for virtualization systems (QCOW2, VHD, VMDK, raw) and Amazon EC2 cloud environments. The release of FreeBSD 12.1 is scheduled for November 4. An overview of the innovations can be found in the announcement of the first beta release.

Compared to the first beta version, errors in fusefs, strip, mpr, mps, ping6, jme, bhyve uart have been fixed. Added assembly modes WITH_PIE and WITH_BIND_NOW. The freebsd-update utility implements new commands 'updatesready' and 'showconfig'. In camcontrol, the 'devtype' command has been adjusted to work with SATL devices.

Red Hat's CFO to Left His Possition

Due to the "violation of Red Hat's operating standards" Eric Shander was fired without appropriate $4 000 000 payment
14 October 2019   157

Eric Shander has been dismissed as Red Hat CFO without paying the $ 4 million bonus set before IBM acquired Red Hat. The decision was made by the board of directors of Red Hat and approved by IBM. As a reason for dismissal without appropraite payments, a violation of Red Hat's operating standards is mentioned. The spokesman refused to provide more information about the reasons for the dismissal, but explained that the accounting and financial statements of the company are in good order.

Eric was hired by Red Hat in 2015, initially serving as acting financial director, and in 2017 was approved as permanent financial director. Prior to joining Red Hat, Eric Chander held various financial positions at IBM and Lenovo.