FreeBSD 10.1 Beta 3 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 28 September 2014 at 12:13 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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The third and final beta of FreeBSD 10.1 was released this Sunday.

The third beta release is to be followed by three release candidates in October and the open-source project hopes to ship this first FreeBSD 10 update on 29 October. FreeBSD 10.1 has many changes and new features. Being late in the 10.1 cycle, this latest weekly test release doesn't have too many exciting changes, but there's:
- Support for serial and null console has been added to the UEFI boot loader.
- A potential panic triggered by referencing a device that has been renamed has been fixed in the cam(4) subsystem.
- OpenPAM has been updated to the Ourouparia (20140912) release.
- New sysctls have been added to vt(4) to enable or disable potentially dangerous key combinations (such as reboot, halt, and break to debugger).
- The mkimg(1) utility has been updated to allow creating empty partition entries.
- The GEOM_ELI class will now cache passphrases for disk decryption, which allows the system to boot after the first passphrase entry if the remaining disks on the system use the same passphrase.
- Support for controlling mfi(4) controller properties has been added to mfiutil(8).
- The /usr/lib32/compat shared library directory has been added to the default path.
- Use of "no" for a Norwegian keymap file is now permitted in rc.conf(5).
- Several bug fixes to autofs(5) have been implemented.

More details on FreeBSD 10.1 Beta 3 can be found via the official release announcement.
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