FreeBSD 12.0 has been released

The FreeBSD team has just announce the release of FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE. This is the first release of new major version 12.

Some of the highlights:

  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.1.1a (LTS).
  • Unbound has been updated to version 1.8.1, and DANE-TA has been enabled by default.
  • OpenSSH has been updated to version 7.8p1.
  • Additonal capsicum(4) support has been added to sshd(8).
  • Clang, LLVM, LLD, LLDB, compiler-rt and libc++ has been updated to version 6.0.1.
  • The vt(4) Terminus BSD Console font has been updated to version 4.46.
  • The bsdinstall(8) utility now supports UEFI+GELI as an installation option.
  • The VIMAGE kernel configuration option has been enabled by default.
  • The NUMA option has been enabled by default in the amd64 GENERIC and MINIMAL kernel configurations.
  • The netdump(4) driver has been added, providing a facility through which kernel crash dumps can be transmitted to a remote host after a system panic.
  • The vt(4) driver has been updated with performance improvements, drawing text at rates ranging from 2- to 6-times faster.
  • Various improvements to graphics support for current generation hardware.
  • Support for capsicum(4) has been enabled on armv6 and armv7 by default.
  • The UFS/FFS filesystem has been updated to consolidate TRIM/BIO_DELETE commands, reducing read/write requests due to fewer TRIM messages being sent simultaneously.
  • The NFS version 4.1 server has been updated to include pNFS server support.
  • The pf(4) packet filter is now usable within a jail(8) using vnet(9).
  • The bhyve(8) utility has been updated to add NVMe device emulation.
  • The bhyve(8) utility is now able to be run within a jail(8).
  • Various Lua loader(8) improvements.
  • KDE has been updated to version 5.12.5.
  • And more…

You can find the full release notes at: https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.0R/relnotes.html

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