Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by FreeBSD_User
FreeBSD "FreeBSD 7.0 will be the next release of FreeBSD, and is the first major release in 2 years. It's due out some time later this year (currently in pre-release and available for testing). FreeBSD 7.0 brings major changes to the BSD and open source operating system landscape." This document [.pdf] describes all the changes.
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What's cooking for FreeBSD 8?
by Arabian on Wed 31st Oct 2007 10:44 UTC
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Thank you FreeBSD developers for making such great major release!

I enjoyed it in my SMP servers with ULE since it was 7.0-CURRENT

What's cooking for FreeBSD 8.x?

Storage subsystems' improvements
Boot support for GPT partitions

Status: Committed to -CURRENT
Will appear in 8.0: sure
Author: John Baldwin
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Support for booting from GPT partitions has been committed to -CURRENT. This support includes the boot sector and loader that enable common i386 machines with a generic BIOS to boot from GPT-partitioned drives.
Kernel & low level improvements
Kernel threads

Status: Committed to -CURRENT
Will appear in 8.0: sure
Author: Julian Elischer
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Kernel threads upto now were actually "heavy weight" processes running in the kernel address space. This change introduces real light weight kernel threads which consume less low-level resources (process locks, memory maps). It also allows better grouping of threads for display purposes.

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