Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Apr 2009 18:14 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
FreeBSD KenSmith announced the immediate availability of FreeBSD 7.2-RC1 in the FreeBSD-stable mailing list. "The first of two planned Release Candidates for the FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE cycle is now available. Testing of some of the recent work would be particularly appreciated." The release schedule states that the final release is to be expected early May, at which point we'll cover FreeBSD 7.2 in much more detail.
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RE[3]: What's new?
by Oliver on Sat 18th Apr 2009 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's new?"
Oliver
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What support from Debian? Cutting out a kernel is pure nonsense! The huge advantage of *BSD is the high quality development of kernel and userland altogether. Furthermore nobody cares about most parts of GNU userland, it's a single lack of quality. Even many Linux distros are glad to use some tools of the BSD userland (the most obvious OpenSSH, libarchive and bsdtar ...) and Google Android e.g. uses many parts of the BSD userland plus a libc derived from OpenBSD/NetBSD. Linux uses superpages, a technology developed for FreeBSD, Firefox 3.x uses jemalloc from FreeBSD etc. pp.

Well I don't want to start a flameware, BUT Debian itself is barely able anymore to just put together some operating system developed by other people. And I don't want to mention any of the high quality flops, like Iceweasel, cdrtools ...

Developing a kernel plus userland and distributing this as ready-to-use operating system is a real achievement.

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