FreeBSD In Q2'2019 Saw Updated Graphics Drivers, Continued Linux Compatibility Layer
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 25 August 2019 at 09:19 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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The FreeBSD project has published their Q2'2019 summary that outlines the various accomplishments for this open-source operating system project over the past quarter.

Highlights of FreeBSD in Q2 include:

- A port of the Linux DRM kernel drivers from the Linux 5.0 sources is now available through graphics/drm-devel-kmod.

- The new in-kernel DRM driver for VirtualBox (Vboxvideo) was ported from the Linux kernel DRM sources.

- The number of FreeBSD ports rose to just under 37,000 packages.

- Bhyve virtualization saw extended live migration to highmem segment support and other improvements.

- The FUSE file-system support continued to be overhauled with more performance features and other capabilities.

- Ongoing work to the Linux compatibility layer.

- Continued 64-bit ARM porting to Broadcom and NXP SoCs.

More details via the summary report in full at FreeBSD.org.
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