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The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release of the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE and introduces some new features.
On July 16, 2014 the stable branch of FreeBSD 9.3 was released.
FreeBSD supports amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 architectures.
According to the official announcement
Some of the highlights:
- The zfs(8) filesystem has been updated to support the bookmarks feature.
- The uname(1) utility has been updated to include the -U and -K flags, which print the __FreeBSD_version for the running userland and kernel, respectively.
- The fetch(3) library has been updated to support SNI (Server Name Identification), allowing to use virtual hosts on HTTPS.
- Several updates to gcc(1) have been imported from Google.
- The hastctl(8) utility has been updated to output the current queue sizes.
- The protect(1) command has been added, which allows exempting processes from being killed when swap is exhausted.
- The etcupdate(8) utility, a tool for managing updates to files in /etc, has been merged from head/.
- A new shared library directory, /usr/lib/private, has been added for internal-use shared libraries.
- OpenPAM has been updated to Nummularia (20130907).
- A new flag, “onifconsole” has been added to /etc/ttys. This allows the system to provide a login prompt via serial console if the device is an active kernel console, otherwise it is equivalent to off.
- Sendmail has been updated to version 8.14.9.
- BIND has been updated to version 9.9.5.
- The xz(1) utility has been updated to a post-5.0.5 snapshot.
- OpenSSH has been updated to version 6.6p1.
- OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8za.
For complete list of features read Release Notes