FreeBSD Developing A New Automounter, Other Features
The FreeBSD project has issued their latest quarterly status report that covers activities for the open-source operating system made between April and June of 2014.
Among the items covered in this Q2'2014 report for FreeBSD include:
- The Ports package management tree is slowly approaching 25,000 packages.
- CUSE4BSD has been imported into the base system for FreeBSD 11. CUSE is for implementing character devices in user-space for FreeBSD.
- A new automounter is being developed for FreeBSD to address current shortcomings of their existing automounter and to hit feature parity with other Unix systems.
- Performance optimizations are being worked on for RPC/NFS and CTL/iSCSI. Separately, PostgreSQL performance improvements are being tackled too.
- ZFSguru is gaining steam as a new FreeBSD derivative that focuses upon being multi-functional server appliance software with a focus on storage using the ZFS file-system.
- Work is underway for running FreeBSD as an application on the Fiasco.OC Microkernel. The Fiasco.OC Microkernel is part of the L4 micro-kernel family.
- Continued improvements are being made to FreeBSD's UEFI Boot support.
- The updated VT system console is making progress.
- The 64-bit ARM / ARM64 / AArch64 architecture port of FreeBSD is still in progress.
You can read the lengthy quarterly status report in full via the FreeBSD mailing list.
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