Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2007 16:21 UTC, submitted by vermaden
FreeBSD "The 7.0-BETA4 builds are now available. If you would like to use cvsup to update an older machine the branch tag to use is still RELENG_7. For users of FreeBSD Update due to some last-minute bumps in system libraries, installed third-party applications must be recompiled as per normal for a 'major' upgrade, even if upgrading from an earlier 7.0 BETA."
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by TechniCookie on Thu 6th Dec 2007 21:44 UTC
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I am pleased that FreeBSD is strong and coming along so well. Just out of curiosity, do they usually have 4 BETA builds or is it a sign that there have been some troublesome issues they wanted to resolve?

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by tonywob on Thu 6th Dec 2007 22:50 in reply to "Go BSD!"
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Not sure, but I'm sure they said they wanted 7 out by the end of the year, so maybe they are having one or two problems.

On a side note, I have been running an early FreeBSD 7 (Current) since August with the ULE scheduler and it's excellent, runs extremely well. Have only needed to shut it down once, and that was because I need to rebuild the kernel to support USB drives. I keep meaning to update my source tree and rebuild it, but haven't got round to it yet.

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by Oliver on Thu 6th Dec 2007 23:59 in reply to "Go BSD!"
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There is a showstopper (TCP timer) and therefore the new release date is January 2008. Quality first.

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