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FreeBSD launches the production version of its 10.3 release

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April 4, 2016

The team at FreeBSD has released its version 10.3 which was in its beta version in February.

Version 10.3 is now a stable production release. There are improvements to its Unix binary compatibility layer, which will be welcome news to developers working on both Unix as well as the Linux platform.

According to the release notes, the improvements mean that the compatibility layer “is capable of running 64-bit applications on amd64 (x86_64), 1:1 threading, VDSO and subset of the epoll family sufficient for the majority of programs.”

VDSO is the virtual dynamic shared object implementation, for calling kernel code from userland.

Improvements to the UEFI bootloader include following /boot/config and /boot.config files, working multi-device boot support, and command line argument parsing.

The project has added Graphics Output Protocol (GOP) and Universal Graphics Adapter (UGA) handling to the bootloader.

It also offers ZFS boot capability with support for multiple ZFS boot environments.

The Gnome packaged with FreeBSD has been upgraded to version 3.16.2, and Xorg-Server is now at 1.17.4.

Supported architectures include AMD64, i386, PowerPC, PowerPC64, Sparc64 and ARM v6. We'll keep you posted as to other developments as they happen.

Source: The ODPi Group.

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