Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 22:39 UTC, submitted by Oliver
FreeBSD "The first RC build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation on test systems. Alternatively, users upgrading existing systems may now do so using the freebsd-update(8) utility."
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RE: Thin?
by DOSguy on Mon 24th Oct 2011 13:39 UTC in reply to "Thin?"
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Although I don't think the last few FreeBSD releases where light on new features, you're probably not wrong either.

I remember reading an interview with the new FreeBSD project lead years ago. In the interview he said they where going to put out major releases more frequently. By looking at the FBSD timeline ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeBSD#Timeline ) it seems they did just that. ( now 2 years between .0 releases versus ~3 years between releases before 7.0 )
Considering that the number of contributors probably didn't increase a lot, it would only seem logical that new releases contain less new ( big ) features.

Edited 2011-10-24 13:41 UTC

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