When is FreeBSD 13.0 going to be a supported droplet at DigitalOcean?

Dear all,

I’m planning an upgrade of my droplets from FreeBSD 12 to 13, however I still don’t see supported droplets for FreeBSD 13.0 at DigitalOcean as of November 15th 2021.

Notice FreeBSD 13 was released back in April.

Is there any official date for the support at DigitalOcean on FreeBSD 13.0 droplets?

Shall I open a support ticket?

Thanks for any replies and your time.


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Welp, things just got worse. With Freebsd 12.2 reaching end-of-life March 30th, there are currently no images for a supported version of Freebsd. Time to look elsewhere, I guess.

I opened a ticket back in the day and the response was unclear on the question. It seems to me the commitment to FreeBSD 13 from DigitalOcean is quite small, if any, and I can imagine the business footprint from FreeBSD is rather small, specially when compared to other systems. In the meantime (since FreeBSD 13.0 was rolled out), the company has incorporated Rocky Linux and CentOS Stream, however I believe there must have been little to no technical difficulties in doing so.

Whatever the future support is, as leszlauergabor has pointed out, DigitalOcean offers the custom image service. I have written my own guide on how to use this for FreeBSD 13.

I would also like to see support for this out of the box. For now I manually update the sources/recompile and it works fine as a 12 image.