Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 9th May 2006 09:01 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
FreeBSD "It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE. This release is the next step in the development of the 6.X branch, delivering several performance improvements, many bugfixes, and a few new features. These include: Addition of a keyboard multiplexer. This allows USB and PS/2 keyboards to coexist without any special options at boot. Many fixes for filesystem stability. High load stress tests are now run successfully on a regular basis as part of the normal FreeBSD QA process. Automatic configuration for man Bluetooth devices, as well as automatic support for running WiFi access points. Addition of drivers for new ethernet and SAS and SATA RAID controllers."
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RE: Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD
by dindin on Tue 9th May 2006 14:00 UTC in reply to "Gnome 2.14 on FreeBSD"
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This is an issue with FreeBSD. I love FreeBSD but the applications and package management has been pretty messy for quite sometime. If you want to get gnome going, I would suggest a fresh install - backup all your files and do a fresh install from Marcus com via binnay packages. The source install via ports may or may not work, but its not going to give you such an improved performance that you spend 12hours compiling code in the hope that it works. I say this because I have gone through this every single time with every FreeBSD release. I am going to go through this again today.

It would be great if there was some form of a binary package mangement system for FreeBSD. The prots system is outdated and over-rated.

Despite this I still use FreeBSD but only packages. I have also started to experiment with Ubuntu lately for its Gnome support.

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