Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 13:12 UTC, submitted by anonymous
FreeBSD The FreeBSD development team is now busy working on the project's next major release, FreeBSD 7. This release is expected to contain a large number of radical new features, including a port of the ZFS file system and DTrace diagnostic tool from Solaris, as well as substantial performance enhancements. Those of you who are interested in learning about the changes in the rapidly evolving FreeBSD 7 branch should bookmark the 'What's cooking for FreeBSD 7?' page, which attempts to summarise the recent commits by the project's developers. FreeBSD 7.0 is scheduled for release in late 2007.
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Oh yea
by nullpt on Tue 16th Jan 2007 14:59 UTC
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2006-10-20

So many cutting edge goodies.. I can't help it... my home desktop is -CURRENT ;)

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What about...
by atici on Tue 16th Jan 2007 15:24 UTC
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2005-07-06

...the changes requested by nVidia? I've long been waiting for this so that I could run nVidia drivers on amd64 kernel.

Also if ZFS is 64bit (as opposed to 128 bit of Sun ZFS), I imagine this would make Sun and FreeBSD ZFS volumes inoperable with each other. What about Apple ZFS volumes?

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Read it again....
by chicklin on Tue 16th Jan 2007 15:55 UTC in reply to "What about..."
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2006-01-05

"(limited to 64 bits in practice even in Solaris - there's no 128-bit integer type in standard C language)"

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re
by Oliver on Tue 16th Jan 2007 15:44 UTC
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2006-07-15

>the changes requested by nVidia

Nice i've read it, but maybe the should do the first step and open their sources, would be better quality for all the open operating systems.

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wow
by poundsmack on Tue 16th Jan 2007 17:49 UTC
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2005-07-13

now this is a release i was to see pc-bsd based off of. this would blow vista away. imagine all those improvements and kde 4. drooooool

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v TOE and other offload
by CrazyDude0 on Tue 16th Jan 2007 19:08 UTC
TOE and other offload
by pat9912 on Tue 16th Jan 2007 20:35 UTC
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2006-05-25

> And still in FreeBSD it is not as well designed as Vista.

Really, and you have access to the source code in Vista to make that unsupported conclusion?

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Nvidia Support Fixes.
by w00dst0ck on Wed 17th Jan 2007 00:30 UTC
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2006-02-01

Anyone know if any of the requests from Nvidia to help aid the 64bit FreeBSD driver and other features are going to make it into this release?

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xen
by happycamper on Wed 17th Jan 2007 00:54 UTC
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2006-01-01

Does freebsd 6.2 have xen? i could not find any info on freebsd 6.2 being able to run xen.

Edited 2007-01-17 00:55

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