Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2008 15:04 UTC, submitted by anonymous
FreeBSD You guessed it from the headline (bravo!): FreeBSD 6.3 has been released to the public (that's us). From the release notes: "Typical release note items document recent security advisories issued after 6.2-RELEASE, new drivers or hardware support, new commands or options, major bug fixes, or contributed software upgrades. They may also list changes to major ports/packages or release engineering practices. Clearly the release notes cannot list every single change made to FreeBSD between releases; this document focuses primarily on security advisories, user-visible changes, and major architectural improvements."
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Very excellent
by anomie on Fri 18th Jan 2008 15:43 UTC
anomie
Member since:
2007-02-26

I have two production servers that will finally be moving to the 6.x branch (from 5.5).

Great news, great work.

Reply Score: 5

RE: Very excellent
by Doc Pain on Sun 20th Jan 2008 20:08 UTC in reply to "Very excellent"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

I have two production servers that will finally be moving to the 6.x branch (from 5.5).


I'll be doing the same thing to my 5.x systems soon, allthough I want to use 7.0-RELEASE if it's available. It's not that they won't work anymore (after having been in use for several years), but I want to experience the new possibilities that newer FreeBSD releases offer.

Great news, great work.


Everytime a new FreeBSD release is out, the systems runs faster on the same hardware. That's really good work. Thank you, FreeBSD developers!

Reply Score: 5

RE[2]: Very excellent (humor)
by arturo on Mon 21st Jan 2008 20:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Very excellent"
arturo Member since:
2006-06-08

as WINDOWS does ...

Reply Score: 1

snd_hda
by kirihito on Fri 18th Jan 2008 17:18 UTC
kirihito
Member since:
2007-09-03

Maybe now my crappy SigmaTel sound is supported.

Congrats to the FreeBSD developers.

Reply Score: 2

RE: snd_hda
by rhavenn on Fri 18th Jan 2008 22:36 UTC in reply to "snd_hda"
rhavenn Member since:
2006-05-12

Check out 7.0 for newer hardware support. There are new devices which aren't backported to 6.3.

Reply Score: 1

RE: snd_hda
by kaiwai on Sat 19th Jan 2008 03:08 UTC in reply to "snd_hda"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Now, I know I'm being a little radical here, but maybe, just maybe, you could install OpenSound - I know, its a little surprising, but your sound card might be supported!

PS. note the sarcasm, it is directed at those who complain about 'sound support' on FreeBSD and yet people who can't be bothered installing OpenSound.

Reply Score: 2

upgrading
by sonic2000gr on Fri 18th Jan 2008 17:22 UTC
sonic2000gr
Member since:
2007-05-20

If you are running 6.2-RELEASE or one of the RCs, you may use these instructions:

http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2007-11-10-freebsd-minor-version-up...

for a painless binary upgrade.

(Note: if you are running 6.3-RC you already have the latest freebsd-update utility)

Reply Score: 3

Congratulations
by dark child on Fri 18th Jan 2008 17:55 UTC
dark child
Member since:
2005-12-09

Conratulations to the FreeBSD developers. I will definitely be installing this on one of my systems that currently does not have an OS. Can't wait for the release of FreeBSD 7.

Reply Score: 3

Keeps getting Better
by tuaris on Fri 18th Jan 2008 18:08 UTC
tuaris
Member since:
2007-08-05

FreeBSD keeps getting better and better each time. The updated "freebsd-update" tool looks very nice.

Reply Score: 4

Yay!
by rcsteiner on Fri 18th Jan 2008 19:15 UTC
rcsteiner
Member since:
2005-07-12

Time to install FreeBSD on my secondary fileserver to see how it does. I'm sure it'll be fine -- I've always liked FreeBSD, and some of my best friends use it. :-)

Reply Score: 4

Too busy
by Punktyras on Fri 18th Jan 2008 19:34 UTC
Punktyras
Member since:
2006-01-07

amd64 server is not working ;)
Seamingly ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/6.3/ is too busy. Why oh why they're not using torrents???

Reply Score: 2

RE: Too busy
by antik on Fri 18th Jan 2008 19:50 UTC in reply to "Too busy"
antik Member since:
2006-05-19

Why oh why they're not using torrents???
Why oh why you're not using mirrors???

Reply Score: 4

RE: Too busy
by jkim on Fri 18th Jan 2008 20:02 UTC in reply to "Too busy"
jkim Member since:
2006-01-18

amd64 server is not working ;)
Seamingly ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/6.3/ is too busy. Why oh why they're not using torrents???


Please read the release note. We DO have torrents:

http://torrents.freebsd.org:8080/

Reply Score: 4

RE[2]: Too busy
by Punktyras on Fri 18th Jan 2008 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Too busy"
Punktyras Member since:
2006-01-07

We DO have torrents:
http://torrents.freebsd.org:8080/


And why torrents are not mentioned on http://www.freebsd.org/where.html page where all downloads are listed?

Reply Score: 5

If you are wondering why all servers are busy
by Chezz on Fri 18th Jan 2008 20:07 UTC
Chezz
Member since:
2005-07-11

Then you should wait for the official release statement. That's when all mirrors will be sync'd.

I am already enjoying 6.3 stability and performance using RELENG_6 branch ;) Thanks to all FreeBSD devs!

Reply Score: 3

FreeBSD 6.3
by bradley on Sat 19th Jan 2008 15:19 UTC
bradley
Member since:
2007-03-02

I've been following FreeBSD 6.3 since the RC cycles and I'm very well please with this release... not one problem... not a one.

Thank you FreeBSD team!

Reply Score: 3

re
by netpython on Sat 19th Jan 2008 16:45 UTC
netpython
Member since:
2005-07-06

I missed gnome-session after the CD install.
To my suprise installing it was simply:" portupgrade -NRP gnome-session". Similar is the installation of the latest nvidia driver.

congrats!

Reply Score: 3

Production or legacy
by kill on Mon 21st Jan 2008 02:54 UTC
kill
Member since:
2005-11-03

I'm still wondering when 7.0 comes out, will 7.0 become Production and 6.3 Legacy? I think I'll wait for 7.1, at least, for my production servers.

Reply Score: 1