FreeBSD 6.1 RC1disponible!

Jorge Medina jmedina en
Lun Abr 17 08:53:36 CLT 2006


The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability
of FreeBSD 6.1-RC1.  It is meant to be a refinement of the 6-STABLE, branch
with few dramatic changes.  A lot of bugfixes have been made, some drivers
have been updated, and some areas have been tweaked for better performance,
etc. but no large changes have been made to the basic architecture.  This RC
is late in coming due to many more bugs being fixed, as well as a keyboard
multiplexer being added.  This is enabled by default via the 'kbdmux' driver
and allows multiple keyboards of any type to be plugged in and work at once.
In turn, the boot menu option to handle USB keyboards specially has been
removed as it is no longer needed.  This feature has been tested for several
months, but more testing is always needed.

We encourage people to help with testing so any final bugs can be identified
and worked out.  Availability of ISO images is given below.
If you have an older system you want to update using the normal CVS/cvsup
source based upgrade the branch tag to use is RELENG_6_1.
Problem reports can be submitted using the send-pr(1) command.

The FreeBSD 5.5 release process is on hold while we put the final touches on
6.1.  It will resume within 1-2 weeks with a 5.5-RC1 release.

The list of open issues and things still being worked on are on the todo

Known Issues

The NDIS driver is known to not work correctly with the wpa_supplicant
package.  This will be fixed for the release.

A string termination problem can cause geom(8) commands to abort randomly.
This will be fixed for the release.


The RC1 ISOs and FTP support are available on most of the FreeBSD Mirror
sites.  A list of the mirror sites is available here:
Jorge A. Medina.
Traza Ltda.
Addr: Providencia AV. #1017 8 floor Santiago - Chile
Phone: 562-4396956 

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