DragonFly BSD 4.8
Wednesday, March 29 2017 @ 18:56 CEST
Contributed by: tingo
DragonFly BSD version 4.8 brings EFI boot support in the installer, further speed improvements in the kernel, a new NVMe driver, a new eMMC driver, and Intel video driver updates. Version 4.8.0 released 27 March 2017.
(first seen on OSnews.)
- EFI support - The installer can now create an EFI or legacy installation. Numerous adjustments have been made to userland utilities and the kernel to support EFI as a mainstream boot environment. The /boot filesystem may now be placed either in its own GPT slice, or in a DragonFly disklabel inside a GPT slice.
- eMMC booting - This kernel release includes support for eMMC storage as the boot device.
- brand new SMP-friendly, high-performance NVMe SSD driver (PCIe SSD storage).
- Improved graphics support - The i915 driver has been updated to match the version found with the Linux 4.6 kernel. Broadwell and Skylake processor users will see improvements.