FreeBSD 10.3 released

Marius Strobl announced FreeSD 10.3, with changes to UEFI, amongst other updates and new features. An excerpt of the highlights listed in the announcement:

* The UEFI boot loader received several improvements: It now follows /boot/config and /boot.config files, multi-device boot support works and command line arguments are parsed. Additionally, its framebuffer driver has been enhanced with GOP (Graphics Output Protocol) and UGA (Universal Graphics Adapter) handling, allowing to set the current graphics mode on systems using one of these methods. Moreover, ZFS boot capability has been added to the UEFI boot loader, including support for multiple ZFS Boot Environments (BEs), e. g. those provided by sysutils/beadm.

* The bsdinstall(8) utility has been updated to allow for creating root-on-ZFS installations on UEFI-based systems in automatic mode.

* The mkimg(1) utility has been updated to support NTFS file systems in both GPT and MBR partitioning schemes.

* And much more …

More information:
https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/10.3R/relnotes.html
https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/10.3R/errata.html
https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/10.3R/signatures.html
https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/10.3R/announce.asc
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/10.3/
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/VM-IMAGES/10.3-RELEASE/
https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/10.3R/installation.html
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2016-April/001713.html
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/10.3R/relnotes.html#kernel-bugfix

 

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