Christian Koch


FreeBSD 10.0 is Released

Wed January 22, 2014

It appears that FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE is now available. I really like some of the highlighted features. In particular:

GCC is no longer installed by default on architectures where clang(1) is
the default compiler.

I like the sound of that. Get rid of as much GPL code on the base install as possible! clang(1) is honestly a better compiler.

make(1) has been replaced with bmake(1), obtained from the NetBSD
Project.

Naturally, I would support anything NetBSD-related. But the truth is that bmake is simpler and easier to understand than gmake. I will never learn $<, $@ and $^. On the other hand, I will always remember $(.TARGET) and $(.ALLSRC).

Great job, FreeBSD-ers!

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