The FreeBSD project has released their latest Quarterly Status Report detailing recent updates and improvements to the venerable operating system. New changes coming to FreeBSD include using the LLVM linker more, slowly replacing the previously used GNU tools. The GNOME and KDE ports on FreeBSD are also getting some important updates: "After the X.Org and GNOME ports teams, the KDE on FreeBSD team has moved its development repository to GitHub. This should make it easier for others to collaborate with us via pull requests, and by basing all our changes on top of the official ports tree we also hope this reduces the amount of conflicts and churn we need to deal with when landing big updates across the tree. We would like to thank iXsystems for hosting and supporting our area51 Subversion repository for many years. FreeBSD has finally joined KDE's CI (Continuous Integration) system as a tier-1 platform. KDE CI builds all the KDE sources - 70 frameworks, the KDE Plasma Desktop and a plethora of KDE Applications - continuously, straight from KDE's git repositories. There is strong commitment from upstream and the downstream KDE-FreeBSD team to reduce the amount of patching in the KDE ports to as little as possible."
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