The FreeBSD’s quarterly status report for 2009 Q4 is now available:

This report covers FreeBSD related projects between October and December 2009. This is the last of the four reports covering 2009, which has shown to be a very important year for the FreeBSD Project. Besides other notable things, a new major version of FreeBSD, 8.0-RELEASE, has been released, while the release process for 7.3-RELEASE is soon to begin.

Table of Contents

Google Summer of Code

  • BSD-licensed iconv


  • 3G USB support
  • Clang replacing GCC in the base system
  • FreeBSD TDM Framework
  • HAST — Highly Available Storage
  • Intel XScale hwpmc(9) support
  • POSIX utmpx for FreeBSD
  • SUJ — Journaled SoftUpdates
  • The webcamd deamon

FreeBSD Team Reports

  • FreeBSD Bugbusting Team
  • FreeBSD Release Engineering
  • The FreeBSD Foundation Status Report

Network Infrastructure

  • bwn(4) — Broadcom Wireless driver
  • IP Payload Compression Protocol support
  • Ralink wireless RT2700U/2800U/3000U run(4) USB driver
  • Syncing pf(4) with OpenBSD 4.5
  • Wireless mesh networking


  • CAM-based ATA implementation
  • Group Limit Increase
  • NFSv4 ACL support
  • V4L support in Linux emulator


  • The FreeBSD German Documentation Project
  • The FreeBSD Hungarian Documentation Project
  • The FreeBSD Spanish Documentation Project


  • Flattened Device Tree for embedded FreeBSD
  • FreeBSD/ia64
  • FreeBSD/mips
  • FreeBSD/sparc64


  • Chromium web browser
  • Ports Collection
  • VirtualBox on FreeBSD

Vendor / 3rd Party Software

  • DAHDI (Zaptel) support for FreeBSD
  • NVIDIA amd64 driver


  • AsiaBSDCon 2010 — The BSD Conference
  • BSDCan 2010 — The BSD Conference
  • meetBSD 2010 — The BSD Conference
  • The FreeBSD Forums

Userland utilities

  • BSD-licensed text processing tools

Read the report