Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jul 2009 16:23 UTC, submitted by Marquis
FreeBSD The FreeBSD team has started the beta cycle for FreeBSD 8.0 by releasing this new version's first beta. It was intended as an evolutionary release with few groundbreaking features, but as time went by, more and more interesting features crept in. As always, the What's cooking for FreeBSD? page has a good overview.
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Finally
by bm3719 on Fri 10th Jul 2009 17:56 UTC
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2006-05-30

I'll be looking forward to installing 8. DTrace on FreeBSD is by far the most promising version of it outside of Solaris (At least, more so than the Linux version. Can't personally comment on the OSX version).

If LLVM really replaces GCC as the base system compiler, I'm curious how that will affect buildkernel and buildworld times as well. Apparently this isn't scheduled for 8.x though ;)

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RE: Finally
by kaiwai on Sat 11th Jul 2009 05:00 in reply to "Finally"
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2005-07-06

I'll be looking forward to installing 8. DTrace on FreeBSD is by far the most promising version of it outside of Solaris (At least, more so than the Linux version. Can't personally comment on the OSX version).

If LLVM really replaces GCC as the base system compiler, I'm curious how that will affect buildkernel and buildworld times as well. Apparently this isn't scheduled for 8.x though ;)


If the LLVM benchmarks are anything to go by, it should improve build times considerably. LLVM 2.6 is scheduled for September 21 release, so I am pretty confident that by at least 2.8/2.9 that we'll see it having the ability to compile all the ports cleanly. Right now with some small modifications it can compile quite a number of the ports already.

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