Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Apr 2009 19:48 UTC, submitted by Oliver
FreeBSD The second release candidate of FreeBSD 7.2 has been released. "The second of the two planed Release Candidates for the 7.2-RELEASE cycle is now available. We believe with the exception of the new bce(4) driver not working with lagg(4) all the major issues that have come up from the testing have been addressed. We will work with the vendor to get that issue addressed post-release."
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RE[2]: Comment by Oliver
by sakeniwefu on Mon 27th Apr 2009 06:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Oliver"
sakeniwefu
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2008-02-26

I really don't want to troll all FreeBSD releases, because it is a good OS by itself, but it doesn't make sense.

If your cycle revolves around major releases, you don't publicize .1 releases as if they were something.

They are bug fixes, Debian releases are similar to FreeBSD and you don't hear from them every next week because a RC of a RC of a bugfix to a lenny package has been released. OpenBSD released a beta of their upcoming 4.5 version with actual internal modifications and improvements over 4.4 and they didn't make any noise just to be posted all over the internets news' sites.

Even people here at OSNews want to hear about zfs, virtualization and multithreading and not about a fix you imported from NetBSD for an unknown device nobody uses.

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RE[3]: Comment by Oliver
by sj87 on Mon 27th Apr 2009 06:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Oliver"
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2007-12-16

I really don't want to troll all FreeBSD releases, because it is a good OS by itself, but it doesn't make sense.

If your cycle revolves around major releases, you don't publicize .1 releases as if they were something.

It's just a mailing list post. You don't see any fancy "ONLY n DAYS TO 7.2" countdown timers on their site either. The "fuzz" is made up completely by the OSnews staff. And you.

Edited 2009-04-27 06:36 UTC

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