FreeBSD 7.2 released

FreeBSD LogoThe FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the availability of FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE. This is the third release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.1 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights:

  • 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

Before installing, check the complete list of new features and known problems.

Links:

Release Notes –  Release Errata –  Release InformationFreeBSD Project site

A new year & a new release: FreeBSD 7.1

This is an early bird announcement:

FreeBSD LogoThe FreeBSD team has uploaded the latest stable version: FreeBSD 7.1 The files are still being synced and no formal announcement made yet. When this comes out, I’ll let you know.

7.1 can be upgraded to in FreeBSD or downloaded from here: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/7.1/

Many thanks to Gon (penguinpower.com) for emailing this.

FreeBSD 6.4 Released

FreeBSD 6.4, a new stable version of the project’s legacy 6.x branch, has been released:

The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE. At this time 6.4-RELEASE is expected to be the last of the 6-STABLE releases.

Some of the highlights:

  • new and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client;
  • support for the Camellia cipher;
  • boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices with GPT-enabled BIOSes;
  • DVD install ISO images for amd64 and i386;
  • KDE updated to 3.5.10,
  • GNOME updated to 2.22.3;
  • updates for BIND, Sendmail, OpenPAM, and other packages.

LinksRelease announcement | Release notes | Download | FreeBSD.org

release: AskoziaPBX 1.0

After 14 months, 24 public betas, 40 developer snapshots and more than 45,000 downloads we’re very proud to announce the availability of version 1.0

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed patches, reported bugs, troubleshot hardware, provided translations and those actively helping in the forums. So many people have helped out with this effort it is impossible to begin naming names. We are a small group and could not have gotten this much accomplished without the community at hand.

We’d also like to thank our main sponsors Auerswald and Deciso for providing us with the financial means to continue full-time development as well as OpenVox who has donated a wide variety of testing hardware. You all are keeping this Open Source project afloat.

Congratulations to the AskoziaPBX Team and sponsors!

Links: DownloadsChangelog

Tentative milestone dates for FreeBSD 7.1 and 6.4

The FreeBSD Project is about to start the release cycle for FreeBSD-7.1 and FreeBSD-6.4. The proposed schedule for the “major events” of the cycle is:

  • Freeze August 29
  • BETA September 1
  • Branch September 6
  • 6.4-RC1 September 8
  • 7.1-RC1 September 15
  • 6.4-RC2 September 22
  • 7.1-RC2 September 29
  • 6.4-REL October 6
  • 7.1-REL October 13

Check out the FreeBSD Calendar for other events.

Thanks to Gonzalo Nemmi for submitting this.

PC-BSD 1.5.1 available

PC-BSD version 1.5.1 is now available for download as both ISO and updates from version 1.5. This version provides updates to the default port set, as well as numerous bug fixes to the system tools & utilities.

Also, additional translations have been added to provide a more complete localized experience. Users currently running 1.5 may download a standalone PBI patch, or may simply check for updates via the System Update tool.

1.5.1 changelog:

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PC-BSD 1.5 Edison final – released

PC-BSD LogoThe PC-BSD Team is happy to announce the availability of PC-BSD 1.5 Edison. Some of the highlights of this version are:

  • Xorg 7.3
  • KDE 3.5.8
  • Based on FreeBSD 6.3 release (next version will be based on 7.0)
  • NEW System Updater tool – Keeps system & PBIs up to date – Allows override variables, so admins can use their own mirrors / servers to roll out updates to users.
  • Improvements to WiFi tool, BSSID support and better SSID support
  • Improvements to the PBI Removal tool – Remove a list of PBIs at a time
  • NEW sound detection program! Uses XML backend to identify and load modules
  • NEW amd64 build of 1.5, including PBI that are on our auto-build server
  • NEW PBI icon preview library, now a PBI file shows the icon embedded in it on your desktop, not the generic “PBI” format icon

PC-BSD is a complete desktop operating system, designed with the “casual” computer user and offers the stability and security that only a BSD-based operating system bring.

This release is now available to be downloaded from mirrors around the world. Additionally for users who are running PC-BSD 1.4 or 1,3, a installable update will be released in the next few days which migrates a system to version 1.5. Please watch www.pcbsd.org for more information!

FreeBSD 7.0 Released

FreeBSD LogoThe other day we mentioned the availability of FreeBSD 7.0 on the FTP servers, but now 7.0 has been officially announced and released by the FreeBSD Team:

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE. This is the first release from the 7-STABLE branch which introduces many new features along with many improvements to functionality present in the earlier branches.

Read the release announcement, release notes and the errata list for further details, new features and know problems. The release announcement has also information on the downloading (FTP, bittorent etc) and upgrading existing systems.

Join me in congratulating the FreeBSD Team and thank them for all their time and hard work.

Some of the highlights of FreeBSD 7.0:
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