Software update: FreeBSD 12.1

The members of the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team have released version 12.1 of FreeBSD. FreeBSD was created in 1993 and is developed as a whole, unlike Linux, for example, whose kernel is maintained by one group of developers and certain applications by others. As a result, FreeBSD is generally considered to be more stable and robust than several other operating systems. Extensive release notes can be found on this page are found, these are in brief the most important changes:

FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE Announcement

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE. This is the second release of the stable / 12 branch.

Some of the highlights:

  • BearSSL has been imported to the base system.
  • The clang, llvm, lld, lldb, compiler-rt utilities and libc ++ have been updated to version 8.0.1.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 1.1.1d.
  • Several userland utility updates.
  • And more …

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

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

Version number 12.1
Release status Final
Operating systems BSD
Website FreeBSD
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)