Kris Moore, FreeBSD contributor and spear-header of the ZFS on FreeBSD project, announced a Call for Testing of the latest development built on FreeBSD 12-STABLE. You can download the ISO from the link below. In other recent news, a TrueOS inspired package base for FreeBSD has also been uploaded for testing.
We're pleased to make available images allowing testing of FreeBSD using ZFS on Linux. During this development cycle, the ZoL code has been made portable, and available in the ports tree as sysutils/zol and sysutils/zol-kmod, for userland/kernel bits respectively. While some have used these for testing, we felt it necessary to generate some installation images which are an easier method of getting up and started using ZoL. These images are built against FreeBSD 12-stable and 13-HEAD and will install a world / kernel with the base system ZFS disabled and the sysutils/zol ports pre-installed. It is possible to these with both UFS or ZFS on root, and we're looking for feedback on any stability issues or other regressions that you see vs the legacy ZFS in base.
CFT for FreeBSD + ZoL
I'm pleased to announce a CFT for builds of FreeBSD 12-stable and 13-current using "TrueOS-inspired" packaged base. These are stock FreeBSD images which will allow users to perform all updating via the 'pkg' command directly. Rather than trying to answer all questions in this announcement, we've created a FAQ page with more details. Please refer to this page, and let us know if you have additional questions that we can include on that page going forward.Additionally, I will be hosting a Package Base working group at BSDCan 2019, and welcome user and developer attendance to discuss this and other ongoing package work:
CFT: FreeBSD Package Base