MidnightBSD 2.1.0 Available to Download

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Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 2.1.0, the latest stable build of the project’s FreeBSD-derived operating system for desktops: “I am happy to announce the availability of MidnightBSD 2.1 for amd64 and i386.

This is an incremental release focusing on bug fixes, improvements to the package manager and a new system compiler. LLVM updated to 10.0.1, mport 2.1.4. The majority of improvements come from the MidnightBSD package manager, mport. A number of long-standing bugs have been fixed. It now can update dependencies properly on install, update or upgrade scenarios. Previously, it would sometimes crash and force the user to do it manually. Several fixes have been made around PLIST processing. The mport utility now sets a character encoding so that extracting files with libarchive with special characters is more likely to work properly without a crash occurring. (lang/go port is a fun trigger of this bug). The libmport library no long relies on libdispatch. This is slower in a few scenarios, but most invocations are now faster as it doesn’t need to setup the thread pools or do the locking it once did.” See the release notes for a full changelog, upgrade instructions and known issues.

Download MidnightBSD 2.1.0 :

MidnightBSD-2.1.0–amd64-disc1.iso (743MB, SHA512),

MidnightBSD-2.1.0–amd64-memstick.img (820MB),

MidnightBSD-2.1.0–i386-disc1.iso (645MB, SHA512),

MidnightBSD-2.1.0–i386-memstick.img (715MB).

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