FreeBSD 12.4-BETA1 Released, Q3-2022 Status Report Issued

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 22 October 2022 at 05:33 AM EDT. 19 Comments
FreeBSD had a busy Friday with releasing their first beta of the upcoming FreeBSD 12.4 as well as publishing their third quarter development summary.

For those not on the FreeBSD 13 stable series but sticking to FreeBSD 12 in production, FreeBSD 12.4-BETA1 has been released. FreeBSD 12.4 offers various bug fixes back-ported to the older code-base for those continuing to make use of this older FreeBSD release series.

Meanwhile on the feature front for moving forward, some of the Q3-2022 FreeBSD highlights outlined in their quarterly report include:

- As of writing the FreeBSD Foundation has only collected $167,348 in donations this year out of its goal to raise a minimum of at least $1,400,000 USD toward its $2M spending budget.

- The FreeBSD Foundation has sponsored more work on Intel WiFi 802.11ac support, LLDB multi-process debugging, OpenStack on FreeBSD, ZFS/file-system work, and other kernel improvements.

- FreeBSD's Ports tree is up to 30,500 ports.

- FreeBSD has been updating its packaged GCC compiler version to GCC 12.2 and will be making that the default for those wanting GCC on FreeBSD.

See the quarterly status report in full via
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