The developers of FreeBSD have made available the long awaited 12.1-RELEASE. Notable features in this version in BearSSL, updates to clang, llvm, libC++, OpenSSL, among many security fixes all around. You may download the latest ISO/image here.

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE. This is the second release of the stable/12 branch.

Some of the highlights:

  • BearSSL has been imported to the base system.
  • The clang, llvm, lld, lldb, compiler-rt utilities and libc++ have been updated to version 8.0.1.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.1.1d.
  • Several userland utility updates.
  • And more…

Original announcement: https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.1R/announce.html

Lists.freebsd.org announcement: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2019-November/001916.html

DistroWatch: https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10729

Phoronix: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-12.1-Released

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE Now Available from freebsd

Hacker News: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21445317

Morning Tick: https://morningtick.com/2019/11/05/freebsd-12-1-released/

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