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:


FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE may be downloaded via https from the following site:

FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE virtual machine images may be downloaded from:

For instructions on installing FreeBSD or updating an existing machine to 12.1-RELEASE please see: