De leden van het FreeBSD Release Engineering Team hebben de tweede bčtaversie van FreeBSD 6.2 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 de eerste en tweede bčtaversies zien er als volgt uit:
Version 6.2 beta 2:
The second of the BETAs for the FreeBSD 6.2 release cycle is now available. There have been quite a few things fixed since BETA1 but a few of the bigger problems are still being worked on so there will definitely be a BETA3.Version 6.2 beta 1:
We appreciate your continued testing and reports of problems.
The first Beta build for the FreeBSD-6.2 Release Cycle is now available on most of the FTP mirror sites. If the release cycle goes as planned it is the first of two BETAs, which will be followed by two Release Candidates (RCs) and then the final release. If events warrant as the release cycle progresses we'll adjust the plans so there might be more test builds than we are currently planning for.
For those of you who would like to test by updating existing machines instead of using the BETA1 installation media you can update your source tree to a fresh copy of RELENG_6 using the normal update procedures. If you do that and then report problems please include the date you did your update. Machines updated this way will say they are "6.2-PRERELEASE", not "6.2-BETA1" as machines installed from the BETA1 install media will.
If you do notice problems please follow the normal Problem Report procedures for submitting a PR. Questions or problems can also be posted to this list.
The current plan for the 6.2 Release Cycle is available here.
A few things to note about BETA1:
- Be aware that FreeBSD-SA-06:21.gzip was released after the -BETA1 builds started, and the gunzip(1) binaries included are consequently vulnerable to the attacks described in that advisory."
- The install media provided for this BETA do not include any packages (much like the monthly snapshot builds). Packages will probably not be provided on the install media until we reach the RC phase.
- The sparc64 build got started before an important bugfix was applied to auditctl(2) so testing Audit related things will be difficult or impossible on sparc64 BETA1 but the other available platforms should be fine in this regard.
- No BETA1 for the ia64 platform will be available.
- The build for Alpha is still in progress and will be available shortly.
- FreeBSD Update, a binary security update tool, was recently imported into the FreeBSD base system, and the FreeBSD Security Team is building binary security updates for the i386 platform. Users are encouraged to test this.
We appreciate having the help of people with the resources to do so testing the BETAs and RCs to help us work out any big problems and improving on the quality of the release. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide making 6.2-RELEASE better.