The FreeBSD project has published a new status report which covers activity in the project during the first quarter of 2017. The report covers work going into porting the Rust language to FreeBSD's multiple architectures and security updates for MySQL. The number of ports and packages FreeBSD offers has topped 27,000 and several new contributors have joined the Ports team. The report also mentions ongoing work on the 64-bit PowerPC architecture, improvements to FreeBSD's Linux compatibility layer and security enhancements: "In this quarter, we are pleased to announce two (of many) works achieved in the Linuxulator. We added a new placeholder marker UNIMPLEMENTED to accompany the previously existing DUMMY, for distinguishing syscalls that the Linux kernel itself does not implement from those that we currently do not implement. Now our linux_dummy.c is clearer for newcomers to follow, and they will quickly know which areas they can start working on. Support for two new syscalls, preadv and pwritev, was added to the Linuxulator."
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