MidnightBSD 0.8 Switches From GCC 4.2 To Clang

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 16 August 2016 at 08:13 AM EDT. 11 Comments
For those of you unfamiliar with it, MidnightBSD is a BSD (obviously) that focuses upon being a good desktop OS, similar to the goals of GhostBSD or PC-BSD. MidnightBSD 0.8 was released this week as the newest version of the operating system.

MidnightBSD 0.8 switches from GCC 4.2 as its default compiler over to LLVM Clang. However, the current version of Clang being used is the vastly outdated Clang 3.3 -- we're almost up to Clang 3.9! However, the developers say they will be working to upgrade their LLVM/Clang shortly.

MidnightBSD 0.8 also now makes use of libdispatch in its package manager, fixes several longstanding bugs, contains a wide variety of updates to its kernel, adds pipe2 to the Linux emulation layer, and has various other package updates.

Those wishing to learn more about MidnightBSD 0.8 can visit MidnightBSD.org.
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