Monday, October 18, 2004

FreeBSD 5.3-RC1 Released

FreeBSD 5.3-RC1 just appeared on the FreeBSD FTP servers. I was hoping to see it soon after the schedule was updated. If only one Release Candidate is built (as planned), then we might see 5.3 RELEASE in about a week. After having seven BETAs produced, I expect we'll have RC2 as well. I imagine 5.3 RELEASE will appear the first week of November, as the release engineers have high standards for this FreeBSD version. With 5.3 the STABLE tag will migrate from the 4.x line to the 5.x line. 6.0 will be CURRENT although it has been treated as such for a few months now.

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