FreeBSD 9.0 May Just Be One Week Away
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 9 December 2011 at 06:15 AM EST. Add A Comment
After more delays, FreeBSD 9.0 RC3 was finally announced last night. Fortunately, it looks like the final builds of FreeBSD 9.0 may begin next week.

Ken Smith announced that FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 is now available to the mailing lists. The key information:
The third and what should be final Release Candidate build for the 9.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Since this is the beginning of a brand new branch (stable/9) I cross-post the announcements to both -current and -stable. But just so you know most of the developers active in head and stable/9 pay more attention to the -current mailing list. If you notice problems you can report them through the normal Gnats PR system or on the -current mailing list.

This should be the last of the test builds. We hope to begin the final release builds in about a week.

FreeBSD 9.0 has had a hard time making it out and was originally supposed to be released as final back in September. It features a revamped installer and other improvements. Some of the improvements are talked about in FreeBSD Progresses With ZFS, Intel DRM, LLVM/Clang and FreeBSD 9.0 Has Weekend Release Candidate.

PC-BSD 9.0 is also set to ship once FreeBSD 9.0 is available and it too also has its own set of original enhancements.
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