MidnightBSD 0.8 is here eleven months after the release of MidnightBSD 0.7, and five months after the MidnightBSD 0.7.6 maintenance update. It’s a major milestone that switches the system compilers from GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 4.2 to LLVM/Clang 3.3, uses the libdispatch library in the package manager, and fixes bugs for the mports framework. Of course, many of the core components have been updated to their latest versions at the moment of the release. Among these, we can mention the libarchive and OpenSSL libraries, OpenSSH open source SSH1 and SSH2 implementation, and SQLite 3.11.1 database engine. The Xfce 4.12 and GNOME 3.16.2 desktop environments are present as well in the MidnightBSD 0.8 release.