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FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE Now Available

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                       FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE Announcement

   The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the
   availability of FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release of the
   stable/11 branch.

   Some of the highlights:

     * The clang, llvm, lld, lldb, and compiler-rt utilities as well as
       libc++ have been updated to upstream version 8.0.0.

     * The ELF Tool Chain has been updated to version r3614.

     * OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.0.2s.

     * The ZFS filesystem has been updated to implement parallel mounting.

     * The loader(8) has been updated to extend geli(8) support to all
       architectures.

     * The pkg(8) utility has been updated to version 1.10.5.

     * The KDE desktop environment has been updated to version 5.15.3.

     * The GNOME desktop environment has been updated to version 3.28.

     * The kernel will now log the jail(8) ID when logging a process exit.

     * Several feature additions and updates to userland applications.

     * Several network driver firmware updates.

     * Warnings for features deprecated in future releases will now be
       printed on all FreeBSD versions.

     * Warnings have been added for IPSec algorithms deprecated in RFC 8221.

     * Deprecation warnings have been added for weaker algorithms when
       creating geli(8) providers.

     * And more...

   For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the
   online release notes and errata list, available at:

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/11.3R/relnotes.html

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/11.3R/errata.html

   For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please
   see:

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releng/

Availability

   FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE is now available for the amd64, i386, powerpc,
   powerpc64, sparc64, armv6, and aarch64 architectures.

   FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE can be installed from bootable ISO images or over
   the network. Some architectures also support installing from a USB memory
   stick. The required files can be downloaded as described in the section
   below.

   SHA512 and SHA256 hashes for the release ISO, memory stick, and SD card
   images are included at the bottom of this message.

   PGP-signed checksums for the release images are also available at:

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/11.3R/signatures.html

   A PGP-signed version of this announcement is available at:

     * https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/11.3R/announce.asc

   The purpose of the images provided as part of the release are as follows:

   dvd1

           This contains everything necessary to install the base FreeBSD
           operating system, the documentation, debugging distribution sets,
           and a small set of pre-built packages aimed at getting a
           graphical workstation up and running. It also supports booting
           into a "livefs" based rescue mode. This should be all you need if
           you can burn and use DVD-sized media.

   disc1

           This contains the base FreeBSD operating system. It also supports
           booting into a "livefs" based rescue mode. There are no pre-built
           packages.

   bootonly

           This supports booting a machine using the CDROM drive but does
           not contain the installation distribution sets for installing
           FreeBSD from the CD itself. You would need to perform a network
           based install (e.g., from an HTTP or FTP server) after booting
           from the CD.

   memstick

           This can be written to a USB memory stick (flash drive) and used
           to do an install on machines capable of booting off USB drives.
           It also supports booting into a "livefs" based rescue mode. There
           are no pre-built packages.

           As one example of how to use the memstick image, assuming the USB
           drive appears as /dev/da0 on your machine something like this
           should work:

           # dd if=FreeBSD-11.3-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img \
             of=/dev/da0 bs=1m conv=sync

           Be careful to make sure you get the target (of=) correct.

   mini-memstick

           This can be written to a USB memory stick (flash drive) and used
           to boot a machine, but does not contain the installation
           distribution sets on the medium itself, similar to the bootonly
           image. It also supports booting into a "livefs" based rescue
           mode. There are no pre-built packages.

           As one example of how to use the mini-memstick image, assuming
           the USB drive appears as /dev/da0 on your machine something like
           this should work:

           # dd if=FreeBSD-11.3-RELEASE-amd64-mini-memstick.img \
             of=/dev/da0 bs=1m conv=sync

           Be careful to make sure you get the target (of=) correct.

   FreeBSD/arm SD card images

           These can be written to an SD card and used to boot the supported
           arm system. The SD card image contains the full FreeBSD
           installation, and can be installed onto SD cards as small as
           512Mb.

           For convenience for those without console access to the system, a
           freebsd user with a password of freebsd is available by default
           for ssh(1) access. Additionally, the root user password is set to
           root, which it is strongly recommended to change the password for
           both users after gaining access to the system.

           To write the FreeBSD/arm image to an SD card, use the dd(1)
           utility, replacing KERNEL with the appropriate kernel
           configuration name for the system.

           # dd if=FreeBSD-11.3-RELEASE-arm-armv6-KERNEL.img \
             of=/dev/da0 bs=1m conv=sync

           Be careful to make sure you get the target (of=) correct.

   FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE can also be purchased on CD-ROM or DVD from several
   vendors. One of the vendors that will be offering FreeBSD 11.3-based
   products is:

     * FreeBSD Mall, Inc. https://www.freebsdmall.com

   Pre-installed virtual machine images are also available for the amd64
   (x86_64), i386 (x86_32), and AArch64 (arm64) architectures in QCOW2, VHD,
   and VMDK disk image formats, as well as raw (unformatted) images.

   FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE amd64 is also available on these cloud hosting
   platforms:

     * Amazon(R) EC2(TM):
       AMIs are available in the following regions:

         eu-north-1 region: ami-09789f0b4c90c01a4
         ap-south-1 region: ami-0ccfba830fc96b63f
         eu-west-3 region: ami-03bc67e2963783274
         eu-west-2 region: ami-0151a8c2d58fb4be7
         eu-west-1 region: ami-020cb74ef9455f896
         ap-northeast-2 region: ami-0ac2a225ca76c6813
         ap-northeast-1 region: ami-018b1a9568ee47cf9
         sa-east-1 region: ami-0c1b1e3b80379d735
         ca-central-1 region: ami-0cb536e0981d8b3eb
         ap-southeast-1 region: ami-061be42021173f256
         ap-southeast-2 region: ami-01118bc67768cd45a
         eu-central-1 region: ami-0eeb6619034a54c9e
         us-east-1 region: ami-0b96e8856151afb3a
         us-east-2 region: ami-0096f3aee554b01ab
         us-west-1 region: ami-0b2b51b96e7b35539
         us-west-2 region: ami-047448dadcfa381be

       AMIs are also available in the Amazon(R) Marketplace at:
       https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B01LWSWRED/

     * Google(R) Compute Engine(TM):
       Instances can be deployed using the gcloud utility:

           % gcloud compute instances create INSTANCE \
             --image freebsd-11-3-release-amd64 \
             --image-project=freebsd-org-cloud-dev
           % gcloud compute ssh INSTANCE

       Replace INSTANCE with the name of the Google Compute Engine instance.

       FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE will also available in the
       Google Compute Engine(TM) Marketplace once they have completed
       third-party specific validation at:
       https://console.cloud.google.com/launcher/browse?filter=category:os&filter=price:free

     * Hashicorp/Atlas(R) Vagrant(TM):
       Instances can be deployed using the vagrant utility:

           % vagrant init freebsd/FreeBSD-11.3-RELEASE
           % vagrant up

Download

   FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE may be downloaded via https from the following site:

     * https://download.freebsd.org/ftp/releases/ISO-IMAGES/11.3/

   FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE virtual machine images may be downloaded