Tuesday, September 20, 2005

FreeBSD 6.0-BETA5 Available

FreeBSD 6.0-BETA5 is available in the pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/6.0/ directory of some FreeBSD mirror FTP sites. I found it at the master site, but I expect to see it replicated elsewhere soon. I believe this will be the last BETA before RCs (perhaps RC1, RC2, and RC3) are produced. The release engineering team is putting a lot of work into this release. I can't wait to deploy it in production. I see 6.0 as more of a continuation of 5.x, and not a brand-new OS as happened with 4.x to 5.x.

3 comments:

Joao Barros said...

Adding major new features (wpa, geom, powerd, etc), optimizing others (many if_ marked as MPSAFE, GIANTFREE and many more areas marked GIANTFREE, ATA code, etc) and correcting other areas will make this one of the best releases ever. OK, production testing and time will really tell, but from what can be perceived.... :)

The last few weeks of cvs commits have been rather interesting :)

Anonymous said...

I still don't understand why this isn't just a 5.5 release then.

Joao Barros said...

API/ABI diferences being a most important reason...