FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE launches

freebsd_logo_textThanks to all the hard work of the FreeBSD Foundation, FreeBSD developers and the contribution of a some private companies, FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE has been announced by the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team and is now available.

This is the second release from the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.1 and introduces some new features.

Some of the highlights in this version are:

  • The ZFS filesystem now supports TRIM when used on solid state drives.
  • The virtio(4) drivers have been added to the GENERIC kernel configuration for amd64 and i386 architectures.
  • The ZFS filesystem now supports lz4 compression.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8y.
  • DTrace hooks have been enabled by default in the GENERIC kernel.
  • DTrace has been updated to version 1.9.0.
  • Sendmail has been updated to version 8.14.7.
  • OpenSSH has been updated to version 6.2p2.
  • Import unmapped I/O support from head.

A complete list of new features and known problems can be found of the 9.2 Release Notes page.

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