The FreeBSD project was released todayQ3 2020 status reportThis paper introduces the development and future route of this industry-leading BSD operating system. There are the following highlights in this report
The FreeBSD foundation has released additional optimizations for Wi Fi and Linux KPI layers, improving Linux emulator application compatibility, updating DRM / graphics drivers, providing openzfs with zstd compression, online raid-z expansion, and modern support for lldb goals.
● FreeBSD Foundation staff have been working hard to improve version structure, optimize arm64 support, merge development tree into git, rewrite UNIX domain socket locking, and improve runtime dynamic linker and kernel elf loader.
● on the GIT front end, the team wants to transition from subversion to git, and wants to have a beta repository by the end of October.
The release engineering team is close to completing FreeBSD 12.2 and will release it soon
The upcoming FreeBSD 12.2 will optimize the Linux compatibility layer
●FreeBSD Ports collection over 40,000 ports/packages.
● many improvements have been made to mesa and other graphics packages
From September, we can now build the normal buildworld and buildkreel environments from MacOS and Linux hosts. This is because some CI tools only support Linux / MacOS and want to use them to build the FreeBSD base system, sponsored by DARPA.
FreeBSD 13-current has reached the state of DRM driver of Linux 5.4.62 kernel.
● continue to work on ure drivers to cover USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet drivers. Ath10k, Intel and rtw88 drivers have also been wireless improved.