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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC "-//FreeBSD//DTD DocBook XML V5.0-Based Extension//EN"
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<!ENTITY % sponsor PUBLIC "-//FreeBSD//ENTITIES Sponsor Specification//EN" "../share/xml/sponsor.ent">
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<article xmlns="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook"
  xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" version="5.0">

  <info>
    <title>&os; &release.current; Release Notes</title>

    <author>
      <orgname>The &os; Project</orgname>
    </author>

    <pubdate>$FreeBSD$</pubdate>
    <copyright>
      <year>2020</year>
      <holder role="mailto:doc@FreeBSD.org">The &os; Documentation
	Project</holder>
    </copyright>

    <legalnotice xml:id="trademarks" role="trademarks">
      &tm-attrib.freebsd;
      &tm-attrib.ibm;
      &tm-attrib.ieee;
      &tm-attrib.intel;
      &tm-attrib.sparc;
      &tm-attrib.general;
    </legalnotice>

    <abstract>
      <para>The release notes for &os; &release.current; contain
	a summary of the changes made to the &os; base system on the
	&release.branch; development line.  This document lists
	applicable security advisories that were issued since the last
	release, as well as significant changes to the &os; kernel and
	userland.  Some brief remarks on upgrading are also
	presented.</para>
    </abstract>
  </info>

  <sect1 xml:id="intro">
    <title>Introduction</title>

    <para>This document contains the release notes for &os;
      &release.current;.  It describes recently added, changed, or
      deleted features of &os;.  It also provides some notes on
      upgrading from previous versions of &os;.</para>

    <para releasetype="current">The &release.type; distribution to
      which these release notes apply represents the latest point
      along the &release.branch; development branch since
      &release.branch; was created.  Information regarding pre-built,
      binary &release.type; distributions along this branch can be
      found at <uri
	xlink:href="&release.url;">&release.url;</uri>.</para>

    <para releasetype="snapshot">The &release.type; distribution to
      which these release notes apply represents a point along the
      &release.branch; development branch between &release.prev; and
      the future &release.next;.  Information regarding pre-built,
      binary &release.type; distributions along this branch can be
      found at <uri
	xlink:href="&release.url;">&release.url;</uri>.</para>

    <para releasetype="release">This distribution of &os;
      &release.current; is a &release.type; distribution.  It can be
      found at <uri xlink:href="&release.url;">&release.url;</uri> or
      any of its mirrors.  More information on obtaining this (or
      other) &release.type; distributions of &os; can be found in the
      <link
	xlink:href="&url.books.handbook;/mirrors.html"><quote>Obtaining
	  &os;</quote> appendix</link> to the <link
	xlink:href="&url.books.handbook;/">&os;
	Handbook</link>.</para>

    <para>All users are encouraged to consult the release errata
      before installing &os;.  The errata document is updated with
      <quote>late-breaking</quote> information discovered late in the
      release cycle or after the release.  Typically, it contains
      information on known bugs, security advisories, and corrections
      to documentation.  An up-to-date copy of the errata for &os;
      &release.current; can be found on the &os; Web site.</para>

    <para>This document describes the most user-visible new or changed
      features in &os; since &release.prev;.  In general, changes
      described here are unique to the &release.branch; branch unless
      specifically marked as &merged; features.</para>

    <para>Typical release note items document recent security
      advisories issued after &release.prev;, new drivers or hardware
      support, new commands or options, major bug fixes, or
      contributed software upgrades.  They may also list changes to
      major ports/packages or release engineering practices.  Clearly
      the release notes cannot list every single change made to &os;
      between releases; this document focuses primarily on security
      advisories, user-visible changes, and major architectural
      improvements.</para>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="upgrade">
    <title>Upgrading from Previous Releases of &os;</title>

    <para arch="amd64,i386">Binary upgrades between RELEASE versions
      (and snapshots of the various security branches) are supported
      using the &man.freebsd-update.8; utility.  The binary upgrade
      procedure will update unmodified userland utilities, as well as
      unmodified GENERIC kernels distributed as a part of an official
      &os; release.  The &man.freebsd-update.8; utility requires that
      the host being upgraded have Internet connectivity.</para>

    <para>Source-based upgrades (those based on recompiling the &os;
      base system from source code) from previous versions are
      supported, according to the instructions in
      <filename>/usr/src/UPDATING</filename>.</para>

    <important>
      <para>Upgrading &os; should only be attempted after backing up
	<emphasis>all</emphasis> data and configuration files.</para>
    </important>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="security-errata">
    <title>Security and Errata</title>

    <para>This section lists the various Security Advisories and
      Errata Notices since &release.prev;.</para>

    <sect2 xml:id="security">
      <title>Security Advisories</title>

      <informaltable frame="none" pgwide="1">
	<tgroup cols="3">
	  <colspec colwidth="40%"/>
	  <colspec colwidth="30%"/>
	  <colspec colwidth="30%"/>
	  <thead>
	    <row>
	      <entry>Advisory</entry>
	      <entry>Date</entry>
	      <entry>Topic</entry>
	    </row>
	  </thead>

	  <tbody>
	    <row>
	      <entry>No advisories.</entry>
	      <entry>&nbsp;</entry>
	      <entry>&nbsp;</entry>
	    </row>
	  </tbody>
	</tgroup>
      </informaltable>
    </sect2>

    <sect2 xml:id="errata">
      <title>Errata Notices</title>

      <informaltable frame="none" pgwide="1">
	<tgroup cols="3">
	  <colspec colwidth="40%"/>
	  <colspec colwidth="30%"/>
	  <colspec colwidth="30%"/>
	  <thead>
	    <row>
	      <entry>Errata</entry>
	      <entry>Date</entry>
	      <entry>Topic</entry>
	    </row>
	  </thead>

	  <tbody>
	    <row>
	      <entry>No notices.</entry>
	      <entry>&nbsp;</entry>
	      <entry>&nbsp;</entry>
	    </row>
	  </tbody>
	</tgroup>
      </informaltable>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="userland">
    <title>Userland</title>

    <para>This section covers changes and additions to userland
      applications, contributed software, and system utilities.</para>

    <sect2 xml:id="userland-config">
      <title>Userland Configuration Changes</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>

    <sect2 xml:id="userland-programs">
      <title>Userland Application Changes</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>

    <sect2 xml:id="userland-contrib">
      <title>Contributed Software</title>

      <para revision="354191" contrib="sponsor"
	sponsor="&darpa_afrl;">The &man.tcsh.1; utility has been
	updated to version 6.21.00.</para>

      <para revision="355503">The &man.less.1; utility has been
	updated to version v551.</para>

      <para revision="355603">The &man.libbsdxml.3; library has
	been updated to version 2.2.9.</para>

      <para revision="355745">The &man.resolvconf.8; utility has
	been updated to version 3.9.2.</para>

      <para revision="356340">The &man.pcap.3; library has been
	updated to version 1.9.1.</para>

      <para revision="356340">The &man.tcpdump.1; utility has been
	updated to version 4.9.3.</para>

      <para revision="356532">The &man.mtree.8; utility has been
	updated to address an issue with <literal>-f</literal> not
	considering type changes, fix username logic with
	<literal>-c</literal> when &man.getlogin.2; fails, and to fix
	<literal>-O</literal> not descending when a hash collision
	occurs.</para>

      <para revision="358779" contrib="sponsor" sponsor="&ff;">The
	Elf Tool Chain has been updated to upstream revision
	r3769.</para>

      <para revision="359635">The &man.xz.1; utility has been updated
	to version 5.2.5.</para>

      <para revision="360361">The timezone database files have been
	updated to version 2020a.</para>

      <para revision="361435">The &man.unbound.8; utility has been
	updated to version 1.10.1.</para>

      <para revision="362132">The &man.libarchive.3; library has been
	updated to version 3.4.3.</para>

      <para revision="362180">The private
	<application>apr</application> library has been updated to
	version 1.7.0.</para>

      <para revision="362180">The
	<application>svn{,lite}</application> utility has been updated
	to version 1.14.0 LTS.</para>

      <para revision="362716">The &man.ntpd.8; suite of utilities have
	been updated to version 4.2.8p15.</para>

      <para revision="362842">The &man.file.1; utility has been
	updated to version 5.39.</para>

      <para revision="362987">The &man.bc.1; utility has been updated
	to version 3.1.1.</para>

      <para revision="363179">The private
	<application>sqlite3</application> utility has been updated to
	version 3.32.3.</para>

      <para revision="363352">The <acronym>BSD</acronym> &man.make.1;
	utility has been updated to version 20200719.</para>

      <para revision="363465">The <application>Sendmail</application>
	utility has been updated to version 8.16.1.</para>

      <para revision="363474">The &man.nc.1; utility has been updated
	to include a new <literal>--sctp</literal> flag.</para>

      <para revision="363494">The <application>clang</application>,
	<application>llvm</application>,
	<application>lld</application>,
	<application>lldb</application>,
	<application>compiler-rt</application> utilities and
	<application>libc++</application> have been updated to version
	10.0.1.</para>
    </sect2>

    <sect2 xml:id="userland-deprecated-programs">
      <title>Deprecated Applications</title>

      <para revision="355075">The &man.amd.8; utility has been marked
	as deprecated, and targed for removal in
	&os;&nbsp;13.0.</para>
    </sect2>

    <sect2 xml:id="userland-libraries">
      <title>Runtime Libraries and API</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="kernel">
    <title>Kernel</title>

    <para>This section covers changes to kernel configurations, system
      tuning, and system control parameters that are not otherwise
      categorized.</para>

    <sect2 xml:id="kernel-general">
      <title>General Kernel Changes</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="drivers">
    <title>Devices and Drivers</title>

    <para>This section covers changes and additions to devices and
      device drivers since &release.prev;.</para>

    <sect2 xml:id="drivers-device">
      <title>Device Drivers</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="storage">
    <title>Storage</title>

    <para>This section covers changes and additions to file systems
      and other storage subsystems, both local and networked.</para>

    <sect2 xml:id="storage-general">
      <title>General Storage</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="boot">
    <title>Boot Loader Changes</title>

    <para>This section covers the boot loader, boot menu, and other
      boot-related changes.</para>

    <sect2 xml:id="boot-loader">
      <title>Boot Loader Changes</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="network">
    <title>Networking</title>

    <para>This section describes changes that affect networking in
      &os;.</para>

    <sect2 xml:id="network-general">
      <title>General Network</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="ports">
    <title>Ports Collection and Package Infrastructure</title>

    <para>This section covers changes to the &os;&nbsp;Ports
      Collection, package infrastructure, and package maintenance and
      installation tools.</para>

    <sect2 xml:id="ports-packages ">
      <title>Packaging Changes</title>

      <para>&nbsp;</para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>

  <sect1 xml:id="future-releases">
    <title>General Notes Regarding Future &os; Releases</title>

    <sect2 xml:id="future-releases-cputype">
      <title>Default <varname>CPUTYPE</varname> Change</title>

      <para>Starting with &os;-13.0, the default
	<varname>CPUTYPE</varname> for the &arch.i386;
	architecture will change from <literal>486</literal> to
	<literal>686</literal>.</para>

      <para>This means that, by default, binaries produced will
	require a 686-class <acronym>CPU</acronym>, including but
	not limited to binaries provided by the &os;&nbsp;Release
	Engineering team.  &os;&nbsp;13.0 will continue to support
	older <acronym>CPU</acronym>s, however users needing this
	functionality will need to build their own releases for
	official support.</para>

      <para>As the primary use for i486 and i586
	<acronym>CPU</acronym>s is generally in the embedded market,
	the general end-user impact is expected to be minimal, as new
	hardware with these <acronym>CPU</acronym> types has long
	faded, and much of the deployed base of such systems is
	nearing retirement age, statistically.</para>

      <para>There were several factors taken into account for this
	change.  For example, i486 does not have 64-bit atomics, and
	while they can be emulated in the kernel, they cannot be
	emulated in the userland.  Additionally, the 32-bit amd64
	libraries have been i686 since their inception.</para>

      <para>As the majority of 32-bit testing is done by developers
	using the lib32 libraries on 64-bit hardware with the
	<varname>COMPAT_FREEBSD32</varname> option in the kernel,
	this change ensures better coverage and user experience.
	This also aligns with what the majority of &linux;
	distributions have been doing for quite some time.</para>

      <para>This is expected to be the final bump of the default
	<varname>CPUTYPE</varname> in &arch.i386;.</para>

      <para>
	<important>
	  <para>This change does not affect the &os;&nbsp;12.x or
	    11.x series of releases.</para>
	</important>
      </para>
    </sect2>
  </sect1>
</article>