FreeBSD’s quarterly status report for 2010 Q1 is now available.

This report covers FreeBSD related projects between January and March 2010. Being the first of the four reports planned for 2010 with 46 entries, it shows a good progress of the FreeBSD Project and proves that our committers are keeping up with the latest trends in the OS development. During this period, a new minor version of FreeBSD, 7.3-RELEASE, has been released, while the release process for 8.1-RELEASE is soon to begin and is planned to be released later this summer.

Table of Contents

Google Summer of Code

  • Google Summer of Code 2010


  • Chromium web browser
  • Clang replacing GCC in the base system
  • EFI support for FreeBSD/i386
  • mfsBSD
  • Modular Congestion Control
  • NAND Flash framework for embedded FreeBSD
  • Out of Tree Toolchain
  • PC-BSD PC-SysInstall Backend
  • The tbemd branch
  • webcamd

FreeBSD Team Reports

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

Network Infrastructure

  • (Virtual) Network Stack resource cleanup
  • 802.11n support
  • Atheros AR9285 support
  • Enhancing the FreeBSD TCP Implementation
  • Experimental NFS subsystem (NFSv4)
  • ipfw and dummynet enhancements
  • net80211 rate control framework
  • TCP/UDP connection groups


  • CAM-based ATA implementation
  • Dynamic Ticks in FreeBSD
  • geom_sched
  • IPv6 without legacy IP kernel
  • Multichannel playback in HDA sound driver (snd_hda)
  • Rewrite of FreeBSD read/write path using vnode page
  • SUJ: Journaled Softupdates
  • ZFS


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

Userland Programs

  • FreeBSD port for libunwind
  • LDAP support in base system


  • FreeBSD/arm port for TI DaVinci
  • FreeBSD/ia64
  • FreeBSD/mips on D-Link DIR-320
  • FreeBSD/powerpc
  • FreeBSD/powerpc64 port
  • FreeBSD/sparc64


  • Portmaster
  • Ports Collection
  • QAT


  • BSDCan 2010 — The BSD Conference
  • meetBSD 2010 — The BSD Conference

FreeBSD status report for 2010 Q1