Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 15:16 UTC
FreeBSD FreeBSD 8.4 has been released. "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE. This is the fifth release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.3 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: Gnome version 2.32.1, KDE version 4.10.1; feature flags 5000 version of the ZFS filesystem; support for all shipping LSI storage controllers." The full release notes detail all the changes since 8.3.
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RE[2]: Well no trolling here
by jessesmith on Sat 8th Jun 2013 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Well no trolling here"
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Considering the merging of the major BSD projects is like considering merging a sports car with a pick-up truck. They have different functions, different goals, different usage styles. Merging is not only not going to create a better product, it would make a much worse product.

Now I could see merging DragonflyBSD and FreeBSD back together. In fact, I believe FreeBSD is actively trying to import some features from Draongfly, like HammerFS. Those projects are likely to get closer over time, but NetBSD, OpenBSD and FreeBSD are quite different both practically and philosophically.

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