FreeBSD 7.3, the latest update of the project’s older, legacy series, has been released:

“The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.2 and introduces a few new features. There will be one more release from this branch to allow future improvements to be made available in the 7-STABLE branch but at this point most developers are focused on 8-STABLE.

Some of the highlights:

  • ZFS updated to version 13
  • new boot loader gptzfsboot supports GPT and ZFS
  • hwpmc enhancements
  • new mfiutil and mptutil tools for widely-used RAID controllers
  • NULL pointer vulnerability mitigation
  • BIND updated to 9.4-ESV
  • GNOME updated to 2.28.2
  • KDE to 4.3.5
  • Perl to 5.10.

See the release announcement and release notes for a complete list of new features.