This report covers FreeBSD-related projects between October and December 2014. This is the last of four reports planned for 2014.
The fourth quarter of 2014 included a number of significant improvements to the FreeBSD system. In particular, compatibility with other systems was enhanced. This included significant improvements to the Linux compatibility layer, used to run Linux binaries on FreeBSD, and the port of WINE, used to run Windows applications. Hypervisor support improved, with FreeBSD gaining the ability to run as domain 0 on Xen’s new high-performance PVH mode, bhyve gaining AMD support, and new tools for creating FreeBSD VM images arriving.
This quarter was also an active time for the toolchain, with numerous improvements to the compiler, debugger, and other components, including initial support for C++14, which should be complete by FreeBSD 10.2.
Thanks to all the reporters for the excellent work!
Full status report: https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2014-10-2014-12.html