De leden van het FreeBSD Release Engineering Team hebben de tweede release candidate van FreeBSD 6.1 uitgebracht. Het besturingssysteem heeft een lange geschiedenis achter de rug van FreeBSD 1.0 uit december 1993 die in de loop van de jaren uit gegroeid is tot wat het nu is. Voor meer gedetailleerde informatie over het hoe en wat van FreeBSD verwijzen we jullie door naar het Nederlandstalige Handboek. De aankondiging van deze tweede release candidate ziet er als volgt uit:
I'm foregoing the formal pretty announcement for 6.1-RC2 because the message needs to get out and I don't have an hour to spend on making it look nice.
FreeBSD 6.1-RC2 is available for download. This is the last RC before the release. Please test it to make sure that there have been no regressions since the last RC, and to make sure that it there are no new problems with installation. Other than a few cosmetic tweaks, there will be no more changes before 6.1.
The list of known issues:
- Using UFS snapshots and quotas at the same time can cause system lockups. There is no work-around available at this time, so please avoid this configuration. This will be fixed in a future release.
- Under rare and heavily loaded circumstances, there is a possibility to leak pty's. This can result in not being able to long into the system. The cause of this is not well understood, and it appears to be very difficult to trigger it.
- DEVFS is known to have several problems with multiple processes doing directory listings at the same time, as well as with unmounting DEVFS directories at the same time. There is no known work-around for this at this time. This will be fixed in a future release.
- A number of improvements and fixes for various drivers have come in at the last minute that still require much more testing and validation. This includes the 'if_nve' and 'if_bge' drivers in particular. These updates will be included in future releases.