Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 17:48 UTC

There has been a lot of maturing technologies in FreeBSD 10, with many new features which make this release, I think, the most exciting one in years. A lot of development has gone into virtualisation support. Virtualisation with FreeBSD Jails has been available for a long time, but not so much "full virtualisation".

Let's have a look at the some of the most talked about, most requested and most interesting features that have found their way into or are planned for 10.0, but may not make the deadline.

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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by phoenix on Fri 20th Sep 2013 18:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
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PC-BSD has pkgNG repos available for 9.1-RELEASE, 9.2-RELEASE, 9.1-STABLE, and 9.2-STABLE. I use them at home (PC-BSD rolling release) and at work (9.2-STABLE) without any issues.

The plan is to have full binary package repos available for 10.0-RELEASE. The infrastructure is in place, the initial builds are running, and they are tracking down the last few issues with ports that don't compile with Clang/LLVM.

IOW, if you wait until 10.0 is released, you can completely ignore the ports tree and never compile anything manually again. ;)

Or, you can install 9.2 when it's released, and use alternative repos for now, and switch to the official repos in a little bit.

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