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FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report 3rd Quarter 2021

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This report covers FreeBSD related projects for the period between July and September, and is the third of four planned reports for 2021, and contains 42 entries.

The third quarter of 2021 was quite active in lots of different areas, so the report covers a bunch of interesting work including but not limited to boot performance, compile-time analysis, hole-punching support, various drivers, ZFS raidz expansion, an update to the sound mixer, and many more.

Regrettably, the status report got a bit delayed, but we hope that the aphorism better late than never can apply here.

Yours,
Daniel Ebdrup Jensen, with status hat on.

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FreeBSD Improving Boot Times...

  • FreeBSD Improving Boot Times, Adds Hole-Punching, Better Linux Binary Compatibility

    The FreeBSD project has published their latest quarterly status report highlighting the work achieved on this open-source BSD operating system. Even with the pandemic and limitations on physical events, the FreeBSD developers continue making significant progress on their goals and technology road-map.

    For their period covered from July through September, some of the FreeBSD achievements included:

    - FreeBSD is at $180k in fundraising for its $2M budget. Their heightened budget stems from their technology road-map and paying more developers now. FreeBSD is working towards better WiFi, graphics, and hardware support at large, They also want to get features like Thunderbolt 3 and USB4 working in the months ahead along with installer improvements, new performance tooling, and virtualization improvements for Bhyve.

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