FreeBSD Ended Out 2016 With Work On Using The LLD Linker, ARM64, LXQt Porting

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 14 February 2017 at 06:14 AM EST. 1 Comment
FreeBSD has issued their latest quarterly report covering Q4'2016, from October to December of development highlights.

Work on FreeBSD as they ended out 2016 included finalizing 11.0-RELEASE, expanding the Ports Tree to now more than 27,000 packages, better supporting Azure and Hyper-V for virtualization, improve ARM and ARM64 support, advance their reproducible builds support so that about 80% of the ports tree can now be built reproducibly, made progress on LLVM's LLD linker as their system linker, continued porting the LXQt desktop to FreeBSD, and more.

Those interested in more of the recent accomplishments by FreeBSD can visit their report page for all of the Q4'2016 details.
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