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FreeBSD Advances For ARM, Bhyve, Clang

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Published on 18 April 2014 01:12 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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For those curious about the state of FreeBSD, the FreeBSD Q1'2014 quarterly status report has been issued.

The lengthy FreeBSD Q1'2014 report covers the state of various FreeBSD projects like using the LLVM/Clang compiler, FreeBSD for ARM, Intel graphics support on FreeBSD, and many other topics on various FreeBSD projects. Some highlights include:

- FreeBSD Ports is approaching 25,000 ports within the tree.

- Work is underway in porting a recent Linux kernel snapshot of the i915 DRM/KMS driver to the FreeBSD kernel. Right now the current Intel FreeBSD KMS driver is from several Linux kernel versions ago.

- FreeBSD's native iSCSI stack is progressing and should have new code for FreeBSD 10.1.

- FreeBSD's new Automounter is nearing the end of its functional prototype stage.

- UEFI support for FreeBSD is ongoing and being improved.

- The new VT system console code is living within the current development head for FreeBSD 9 and 10.

- The Bhyve virtualization hypervisor is still picking up new features.

- FreeBSD on the Samsung Chromebook Cortex-A15 hardware is now working.

- FreeBSD is still being ported to 64-bit ARM (AArch64).

- GNOME and KDE desktops continue to be updated within FreeBSD.

- The Radeon KMS driver that premiered in FreeBSD 10.0 will also be found in the upcoming FreeBSD 9.3 release.

Find out more about the FreeBSD advancements over the past three months via the FreeBSD.org quarterly report.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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