FreeBSD Ended 2015 With A Lot Of Open-Source Progress
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 4 February 2016 at 08:19 PM EST. 1 Comment
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The FreeBSD project has issued their quarterly status report for Q4'2015 to highlight all the progress they made in ending out 2015.

Highlights for FreeBSD in Q4'2015 included:

- Support for FreeBSD ARM on the Banana Pi, Cubie Board, and Cubie Board 2.

- Evaluating whether to accept GPLv3 licensed code into their source repository.

- The CAM I/O scheduler continues to advance, hopefully in time for FreeBSD 11.

- The FreeBSD graphics stack was updated to Mesa 11.0.8 and X.Org Server 1.17.4. An updated i915 KMS driver is also expected to soon land.

- UEFI bugs were fixed.

- Sendfile improvements, as previously covered on Phoronix.

- ARMv6 hard-float is now the default ABI for that architecture.

- FreeBSD on ARM64/AArch64 continues making progress.

- FreeBSD has begun work on supporting the RISC-V architecture.

- LLVM's LLDB debugger is now enabled by default on x86_64/AMD64 and ARM64 architectures.

- KDE, Xfce, and LXQt desktop packaging improvements.

- Other Ports updates.

More details can be found via the quarterly report in full posted to FreeBSD.org.
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