Last week it was BSD week: OpenBSD 4.5, NetBSD 5.0, and DragonFlyBSD 2.2.1. FreeBSD 7.2 completes the picture, with every major BSD now having a new and fresh release waiting to be installed on your desktop, laptop, or server.
FreeBSD 7.2 obviously builds upon version 7.1, but introduces a few new features as well. The team lists the following changes as the most important of this release:
- support for fully transparent use of superpages for application memory
- Support for multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for jails
- csup(1) now supports CVSMode to fetch a complete CVS repository
- Gnome updated to 2.26, KDE updated to 4.2.2
- sparc64 now supports UltraSparc-III processors
FreeBSD 7.2 is available for amd64, i386, ia64, pc98, powerpc, and sparc64, and can be installed through plain old iso images or over the network. Torrent downloads are preferred, but the release announcement also has a list of mirrors.
Still waiting for Adobe to put their money where their mouth is and to release their promised Flash player for FreeBSD. No, LinuxCompat + Adobe Flash Player 7 for Linux, Gnash and swfdec don’t cut the mustard.