The developers of FreeBSD have finally made available version 12.2-RELEASE. Notable changes include updates to the wireless networking stack, ice(4) driver, jail(8) updated to allow Linux jail environment, OpenSSL and OpenSSH updates, clang, llvm, and much much more. You can view the full release notes below, and download the latest image/ISO here.

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE. This is the third release of the stable/12 branch.

Some of the highlights:

  • Updates to the wireless networking stack and various drivers have been introduced to provide better 802.11n and 802.11ac support.
  • The ice(4) driver has been added, supporting Intel® 100Gb ethernet cards.
  • The jail(8) utility has been updated to allow running Linux® in a jailed environment.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.1.1h.
  • OpenSSH has been updated to version 7.9p1.
  • The clangllvmlldlldbcompiler-rt utilities and libc++ have been updated to version 10.0.1.
  • And much more…

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the online release notes and errata list, available at:

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please see:

 

Official Announcement: https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.2R/announce.html

Release Notes: https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.2R/relnotes.html

Installation Instructions: https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.2R/installation.html

DistroWatch: https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=11063

Phoronix: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-12.2-Released