"This report covers FreeBSD related projects between July and October 2007," began the latest FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report, posted by Brad Davis. He included a summary of the recent Google Summer of Code projects noting, "lots of participants are working getting their code merged back into FreeBSD." Regarding the upcoming FreeBSD 7.0 release he noted, "the bugs in the FreeBSD HEAD branch are being shaked out and it is being prepared for the FreeBSD 7 branching. If your are curious about what's new in FreeBSD 7.0 we suggest reading Ivan Voras' excellent summary."
Among the many projects discussed in the status report was work by Marko Zec on network stack virtualization, "the network stack virtualization project aims at extending the FreeBSD kernel to maintain multiple independent instances of networking state. This allows for networking independence between jail-like environmens, each maintaining its private network interface set, IPv4 and IPv6 network and port address space, routing tables, IPSec configuration, firewalls, and more." Another project discussed was the porting of Linux KVM, "a software package that can be used to create virtual machines fully emulating x86 hardware on top of machines supporting Intel VT-x or AMD-V virtualization extensions." The report noted, "Linux KVM has been ported to FreeBSD as a loadable kernel module, using the linux-kmod-compat port (in /usr/ports/devel/) to reuse as much as possible of the original source code, plus an userspace client consisting in a modified version of qemu, that uses KVM for the execution of its guests."