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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What's new?
by theosib on Fri 17th Apr 2009 19:34 UTC
theosib
Member since:
2006-03-02

A link to what's new and cool in this release would be nice. With Linux, we always get these indepth news articles about "awesome" new features, but with BSDs, no one covers them. It makes you wonder about how the BSDs are keeping up with the "awesome" features of Linux, like sophisticated schedulers, drivers, etc. The BSD developers aren't sitting on their asses, and they're not ignoring what the Linux people are doing... so it would be cool if someone actually talked about their developments too.

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RE: What's new?
by YNOP on Fri 17th Apr 2009 20:02 in reply to "What's new?"
YNOP Member since:
2005-07-02

i think you just volunteered yourself, so on behalf of the rest of use lazy people, thanks ;)

personally, i also would like to see more competition between the *nixs, and much of this has little to do with that they actually do (cause they do alot) and a great amount to do with how the media (thats you OSN) reports on it.

someone has to stir the pot right?


just a thought.

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RE[2]: What's new?
by theosib on Fri 17th Apr 2009 20:09 in reply to "RE: What's new?"
theosib Member since:
2006-03-02

Alas, if I had half a clue on the topic, I wouldn't have felt the need to ask the question. I don't even know where to begin. Join their mailing lists and start asking questions? I'll add that to my long list of other things to do. ;)

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RE: What's new?
by phoenix on Fri 17th Apr 2009 21:20 in reply to "What's new?"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

A link to what's new and cool in this release would be nice. With Linux, we always get these indepth news articles about "awesome" new features, but with BSDs, no one covers them. It makes you wonder about how the BSDs are keeping up with the "awesome" features of Linux, like sophisticated schedulers, drivers, etc. The BSD developers aren't sitting on their asses, and they're not ignoring what the Linux people are doing... so it would be cool if someone actually talked about their developments too.


Release Notes will be available once the version is released. In there you will find what you are looking for.

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RE: What's new?
by sonic2000gr on Fri 17th Apr 2009 21:36 in reply to "What's new?"
sonic2000gr Member since:
2007-05-20

7.2 will be an incremental release of the 7.X series. Most of the new and exciting features in FreeBSD happen on the major versions, like 7.0.
7.1 and the upcoming 7.2 fix bugs, add some drivers and may enhance some subsystems. It is worth having a look at few of the features introduced in 7.0:

- ZFS filesystem
- New ULE scheduler (default in the GENERIC kernel from 7.1 onwards)
- Much better SMP support (fine-grained locking)
- UFS journaling via the GEOM framework
- DTrace
- More drivers etc.

Read more about it here: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.0R/announce.html

8.0-RELEASE is also scheduled for later this year, and you can expect another nice list of new features there too.

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RE[2]: What's new?
by fithisux on Sat 18th Apr 2009 07:47 in reply to "RE: What's new?"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

I put my bet more on 8.0 which has revolutionary changes like USB4BSd and possibly KGI. Combined with support from Debian this is a step in the right direction.

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