Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 18:13 UTC, submitted by iangibson
FreeBSD FreeBSD 6.2, one of the most popular versions of the free BSD Unix operating system, is out with new features and updates. It plugs holes and, in addition to the usual route of installing directly to a hard drive this time around, offers a LiveCD that can be used to rescue a broken system. Developers on the free version of the BSD Unix operating system hope it will help build momentum for what is arguably the most popular BSD variant in use.
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Understanding the situation
by nullpt on Thu 18th Jan 2007 18:33 UTC
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Hi all,

I've heard many people saying that the project is somewhat stalled, there isn't many new features, there are mainstream technology that doesn't exist in Freebsd and so.

The freebsd developers are putting an enormous effort in FreeBSD 7. There are many things that are being re-written, many new features which include iSCSI (this is what most people complaint), ZFS and XFS, Dtrace, file system journaling in the GEOM framework, support for new archs (sun4v and arm), improvements in the current development of sched_ule and sched_core, kernel threading systems, improvements in the sound subsystem, new drivers are being commited (including the famous 3945bg), cutting edge security features, and much much much more.

While some of this is going to be backported I'd say that FreeBSD 7 will be the true milestone for the project.

So people, let's help out, even the basic user can test stuff and file pr's.


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