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I’m happy to announce the availability of MidnightBSD 2.1 for amd64 and i386. This is an incremental release focusing on bug fixes, improvements to the package manager and a new system compiler.

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MidnightBSD 2.1.0 Available to Download

  • MidnightBSD 2.1.0 Available to Download

    Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 2.1.0, the latest stable build of the project’s FreeBSD-derived operating system for desktops: “I am happy to announce the availability of MidnightBSD 2.1 for amd64 and i386.

    This is an incremental release focusing on bug fixes, improvements to the package manager and a new system compiler. LLVM updated to 10.0.1, mport 2.1.4. The majority of improvements come from the MidnightBSD package manager, mport. A number of long-standing bugs have been fixed. It now can update dependencies properly on install, update or upgrade scenarios. Previously, it would sometimes crash and force the user to do it manually. Several fixes have been made around PLIST processing. The mport utility now sets a character encoding so that extracting files with libarchive with special characters is more likely to work properly without a crash occurring. (lang/go port is a fun trigger of this bug). The libmport library no long relies on libdispatch. This is slower in a few scenarios, but most invocations are now faster as it doesn’t need to setup the thread pools or do the locking it once did.” See the release notes for a full changelog, upgrade instructions and known issues.

MidnightBSD 2.1 Released For This Desktop-Minded BSD

  • MidnightBSD 2.1 Released For This Desktop-Minded BSD

    MidnightBSD 2.1 debuted this week as the latest version of one of the few desktop-focused BSD open-source operating system projects.

    MidnightBSD 2.1 updates to the (somewhat out of date still) LLVM 10.0.1 compiler stack, moves to mport 2.1.4 for a newer version of its package manager, and has a number of other bug fixes and security updates. The mport package manager update in particular should address a number of problems previously plaguing MidnightBSD users.

MidnightBSD 2.1 Operating System Released

  • MidnightBSD 2.1 Operating System Released

    There was a release of a desktop-oriented operating system MidnightBSD 2.1 , based on FreeBSD 12 with elements ported from DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. The basic desktop environment is built on top of GNUstep, but users have the option to install WindowMaker, GNOME, Xfce, or Lumina. A for downloading prepared 743 MB installation image ( x86 , amd64 ) has been .

    Unlike other FreeBSD desktop builds, MidnightBSD was originally developed as a fork of FreeBSD 6.1-beta, which was synchronized with the FreeBSD 7 codebase in 2011 and later incorporated many of the features from FreeBSD 9, 10, and 11. For package management MidnightBSD uses the mport system, which uses a SQLite database to store indexes and metadata. Installing, removing and searching for packages is carried out using a single command mport .

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