FreeBSD 12.1 Beta 2 to be Rolled Out

The second beta release of FreeBSD 12.1 is published. FreeBSD 12.1-BETA2 is available for amd64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, powerpcspe, sparc64 and armv6, armv7 and aarch64 architectures. Additionally prepared images for virtualization systems (QCOW2, VHD, VMDK, raw) and Amazon EC2 cloud environments. The release of FreeBSD 12.1 is scheduled for November 4. An overview of the innovations can be found in the announcement of the first beta release.

Compared to the first beta version, errors in fusefs, strip, mpr, mps, ping6, jme, bhyve uart have been fixed. Added assembly modes WITH_PIE and WITH_BIND_NOW. The freebsd-update utility implements new commands ‘updatesready’ and ‘showconfig’. In camcontrol, the ‘devtype’ command has been adjusted to work with SATL devices.