Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2008 14:25 UTC, submitted by bsd_user
FreeBSD The FreeBSD project has released the second release candidate for FreeBSD 7.0. "We sincerely hope this will be the last of the public tests for 7.0 and that the -RELEASE builds will start in about a week and a half. If bug(s) considered big enough to be show-stoppers are found we will of course reconsider but hopefully we're in good enough shape now to proceed with the release."
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There is often confusion regarding the definitions of the different FreeBSD releases and development branches. As far as I know, FreeBSD-STABLE is the branch the major releases are made from. For the new x.0 releases FreeBSD-CURRENT is branched to create FreeBSD-STABLE. Generally changes will go into FreeBSD-CURRENT first for testing and may later go into the FreeBSD-STABLE branch.

I think 6.x will be defined as "Legacy" and 7.0 will be defined as "Release" rather than "new technology", since as of 7.0 the new technology will go into FreeBSD-CURRENT for the forthcoming 8.0. "New technology" would make it sound untested and at any rate would not be relevant for later 7.x releases.

I may be wrong so please correct me.

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