FreeBSD 11.2 released with updated GNOME & Plasma Desktop environments

The FreeBSD release engineering team has announced the immediate availability of FreeBSD 11.2, the 3rd minor release in FreeBSD 11.x series. This release includes various updated packages including GNOME 3.18.0 and KDE 4.14.3.

FreeBSD 11.2-STABLE images are available for a wide range of devices and architectures. It can also be installed from a bootable ISO or via the network. Some architectures also supports installation via USB drives.

Some of the highlights in FreeBSD 11.2 release includes:
  • OpenSSH has been updated to version 7.5p1.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.2o.
  • The clang, llvm, lldb and compiler-rt utilities have been updated to version 6.0.0.
  • The libarchive(3) library has been updated to version 3.3.2.
  • The libxo(3) library has been updated to version 0.9.0.
  • Device driver updates to cxgbe(4), ixl(4), and ng_pppoe(4), and the new mlx5io(4), ocs_fw(4), and smartpqi(4) drivers have been added.
  • The dwatch(1), efibootmgr(8), and etdump(1) utilities have been added.
  • Various miscellaneous kernel, userland application, and library updates.
  • KDE has been updated to version 4.14.3.
  • Gnome has been updated to version 3.18.0.
For more details, read FreeBSD 11.2 release announcement in project's website.

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