The developers of FreeBSD have released their status report for 2018, a summary of updates from Continuous Integration, Core Team, Ports Collection, Release Engineering Team, and The FreeBSD Foundation. You will find reports on 32-bit compatibility, boot loader, FreeBSD/DTrace, Armada 38x FreeBSD Support, KDE on FreeBSD, Jenkins, Core work, ports, FreeBSD 11.2 and 12.0, as well as Foundation initiatives. See the full detailed report at the link below.

With FreeBSD having gone all the way to 12, it is perhaps useful to take a look back at all the things that have been accomplished, in terms of many visible changes, as well as all the things that happen behind the scenes to ensure that FreeBSD continues to offer an alternative in both design, implementation, and execution.

The things you can look forward to reading about are too numerous to summarize, but cover just about everything from finalizing releases, administrative work, optimizations and depessimizations, features added and fixed, and many areas of improvement that might just surprise you a little.

Please have a cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or other beverage of choice, and enjoy this culmulative set of reports covering everything that’s been done since October, 2017.

—Daniel Ebdrup

FreeBSD Status Report 2018: https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2018-01-2018-09.html

Phoronix:
FreeBSD Had A Very Successful 2018: Performance Improvements, Better Hardware Support