FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE Now Available

submited 11 December 2018

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE. This is the first release of the stable/12 branch.

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 update 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 withing a jail(8).
 * Various Lua loader(8) improvements.
 * KDE has been updated to version 5.12.5.
 * And more...
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