FreeBSD Developing A New Automounter, Other Features
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 25 July 2014 at 09:45 AM EDT. 4 Comments
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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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