FreeBSD 7.3, the latest update of the project’s older, legacy series, has been released:
“The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.2 and introduces a few new features. There will be one more release from this branch to allow future improvements to be made available in the 7-STABLE branch but at this point most developers are focused on 8-STABLE.
Some of the highlights:
- ZFS updated to version 13
- new boot loader gptzfsboot supports GPT and ZFS
- hwpmc enhancements
- new mfiutil and mptutil tools for widely-used RAID controllers
- NULL pointer vulnerability mitigation
- BIND updated to 9.4-ESV
- GNOME updated to 2.28.2
- KDE to 4.3.5
- Perl to 5.10.