Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Valhalla
Member since:
2006-01-24


It's not bs. GPLv3 is not acceptable for the base OS. I can't help it if you cannot accept that the project has requirements and actually sticks to the requirements.

Yes, GPLv3 was the problem.


It also goes beyond just the license when
it comes to using and maintaining the compiler.

What problem occured with using GCC after 4.2.1 that was NOT GPLv3, please elaborate.


The base OS compiler is what counts the most. It's a concept that seems to be lost on Linux people.

Again, what problems beyond 4.2.1 did GCC introduce apart from a licence shift to GPLv3?

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Answer this question for me.. are you a *BSD developer never mind one that actually works with the compiler/toolchain and helps to maintain it?

Edited 2012-01-13 03:47 UTC

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Answer this question for me.. are you a *BSD developer never mind one that actually works with the compiler/toolchain and helps to maintain it?

Are you?

You are the one who claimed that it was not due to GPLv3 but compiler toolchain maintenance problems past 4.2.1 which prevented use of later GCC versions and yet you haven't been able to point out any such problem, and also given the fact that later GCC versions are available through ports and from what I understand are capable of building the BSD's then your statement holds no water.

Unless of course you can point me to anything which backs you up?

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Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

GCC by itself not so much, binaries produced by GCC are not GPLv3 by virality, but everything -using- a GPLv3 or any "TiVo clause"-ized code on the FINAL device most allow the firmware to be tinkered with. So it is not much GCC by itself, but everything around it that make it much more complicated. That said, I have seen OpenBSD on embedded devices, but never FreeBSD. Most of them just use Linux.

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DOSguy Member since:
2009-07-27

That said, I have seen OpenBSD on embedded devices, but never FreeBSD


Do Juniper Routers and Switches ( and the recent SSG series Firewalls ) count as embedded devices? Junos is based on the FreeBSD kernel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junos#Architecture

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