NomadBSD 20221130 released!

We’re proud to announce the release of NomadBSD 20221130 based on FreeBSD 13.1

Changlelog highlights:

Changes since 20210508

  • The base system has been changed to FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE-p5.
  • Except for i386, We now provide two images for each supported achitecture.
    One which uses ZFS and one which uses UFS for the root filesystem.
  • The file systems used on the UFS version are now created with soft updates
    journaling enabled to reduce file system repair problems after a crash.
  • The automatic graphics driver detection has been improved. Support for
    VIA/Openchrome has been added. For Nvidia graphics card not supported by one
    of the Nvidia drivers nv is now used.
  • For better support of non-latin keyboard input and switching between
    layouts, IBus is now used.
  • The rc script for loading acpi modules has been improved.
  • The display manager SLiM has been replaced by SDDM.
  • In order to reduce image sizes, libreOffice and some multimedia packages
    have been removed.
  • The kernel has been build with a patch that prevents some laptops from
    hanging when the hwpstate_intel driver is loaded.
    See: src - FreeBSD source tree
  • Turkish localization and support for Opera and Microsoft Edge have been
    added to the Linux browser installer GUI.
  • An experimental nomadbsd-update tool has been added, which allows to update
    components of the NomadBSD system.

Get it from our download page: NomadBSD - Download

Thanks to all contributors who helped in getting this release ready!



Thank you for this work, I’m currently testing it.


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Downloaded, installed and all work very well.
Thank you so much :slight_smile:

Downloaded yesterday & installed today…looks good, & glad to see no wasted disk space with office software… :wink:

Great job! :slight_smile:

Will the new release upgrade an existing installation using the Octopkg app?

No. OctoPkg is just for (de)installing and upgrading FreeBSD packages. With nomadbsd-update you will be able to update some components of NomadBSD. Updating the base system still requires freebsd-update, and updating packages still requires pkg upgrade (or via OctoPkg).