The FreeBSD Q1'2012 quarterly status report can be read in full here, while below are some of the most interesting tid-bits.
- There's a new linux_base port based upon CentOS. This is good news for cases where it comes to running Linux games on FreeBSD.
- FreeBSD finally has working Atheros 802.11n wireless support that is fully functional. However, there is no host AP-side power-savings, TX aggregation, or TX BAR handling. There's also not station-chip power saving for this Atheros 802.11n WiFi support on FreeBSD.
- There's a new project to get FreeBSD up and running on ARM hardware like the Texas Instruments OMAP3/OMAP4 PandaBoard hardware as well as the BeagleBone.
- A project to be able to grow ZFS and UFS file-systems while their online/mounted.
- HDMI/DisplayPort audio support in the HDA sound driver.
- KDE in FreeBSD is up to version 4.7.4 / 4.8.2 in ports. There's also Qt 4.8/4.8.1, Amarok 2.5.0, and Calligra 2.3.87.
- FreeBSD developers have ported DTrace to MIPS while their port to ARM is currently a work-in-progress.
- Clang is quickly GCC in FreeBSD. There's also GNU-free C++11 support moving along.