• Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 2.0, a major new version of the project’s FreeBSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind. Besides providing package upgrades, security updates and bug fixes, this release also imports features from FreeBSD 11: “I am happy to announce the availability of MidnightBSD 2.0 for amd64 and i386 architectures. This is a massive release focusing on base system improvements. We’ve imported many features from FreeBSD 11.x as part of the release. Changes: LLVM updated to 8.0.1; ELF ToolChain updated; OpenSSL updated; ZFS now supports parallel mounting; kernel logs jail IDs when a process exits; network firmware updates. Updated DRM code is now in mports for 2.0 and later - this allows us to update it outside of a release. Due to the nature of the release, there are a few minor build issues when upgrading from MidnightBSD 1.2.x by source.” Read the detailed release notes for a full list of changes, upgrade instructions and known issues. Download (pkglist): MidnightBSD-2.0–amd64-disc1.iso (1,018MB, SHA512), MidnightBSD-2.0–amd64-memstick.img (1,118MB), MidnightBSD-2.0–i386-disc1.iso (871MB, SHA512), MidnightBSD-2.0–i386-memstick.img (960MB).

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