FreeBSD Made A Lot Of Progress In The Past Few Months Of 2014
Among the highlights for the progress made by the FreeBSD operating system and its sub-projects in Q4'2014 include:
- FreeBSD 10.1 was officially released in November.
- Ports surpassed 24,000 ports/packages.
- Git was officially changed from a beta to officially supported version control system by the FreeBSD Core Team.
- FreeBSD's Bhyve hypervisor gained support for AMD CPUs and will be found in the FreeBSD 10.2 release. Support for i386 OpenBSD and 64-bit NetBSD guests were also added in the last quarter.
- LLVM, Clang, and the LLVM Debugger (LLDB) were updated against the 3.5.0 release.
- Pkg 1.4 was released.
- FreeBSD can now be used as Dom0 under Xen's new PVH mode.
- The Linux Emulator Layer was improved in Q4.
- GNOME 3.14 made it into GNOME Ports.
- Mesa 10.4 is now on FreeBSD, GBM and libclc are new FreeBSD ports, X.Org Server 1.14 was added, and there's been various other updates to FreeBSD's open-source graphics stack in the past quarter.
You can read the lengthy status report in full via FreeBSD.org.