FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE Available

Cristiano Deana cris a gufi.org
Lun 5 Gen 2009 09:45:50 CET


The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability
of FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE.  This is the second release from the 7-STABLE branch
which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.0 and introduces some
new features.  Some of the highlights:

        - The ULE scheduler is now the default in GENERIC kernels for
          amd64 and i386 architectures.  The ULE scheduler significantly
          improves performance on multicore systems for many workloads.
        - Support for using DTrace inside the kernel has been imported
          from OpenSolaris.  DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing
          framework.
        - A new and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client.
        - Boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from
          USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices.
        - The cpuset(2) system call and cpuset(1) command have been added,
          providing an API for thread to CPU binding and CPU resource
          grouping and assignment.
        - KDE updated to 3.5.10, GNOME updated to 2.22.3.
        - DVD-sized media for the amd64 and i386 architectures

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the
online release notes and errata list, available at:

    http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/7.1R/relnotes.html
    http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/7.1R/errata.html

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities,
please see:

    http://www.FreeBSD.org/releng/

  Availability
  -------------

FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE is now available for the amd64, i386, ia64, pc98,
powerpc, and sparc64 architectures.

FreeBSD 7.1 can be installed from bootable ISO images or over the network;
the required files can be downloaded via FTP or BitTorrent as described in
the sections below.  While some of the smaller FTP mirrors may not carry all
architectures, they will all generally contain the more common ones, such as
i386 and amd64.

MD5 and SHA256 hashes for the release ISO images are included at the
bottom of this message.

The purpose of the ISO images provided as part of the release are as
follows:

  dvd1: Contains everything necessary to install the base FreeBSD
        operating system, a collection of pre-built packages, the
        documentation, and supports booting into a "livefs" based
        rescue mode.  This should be all you need if you can burn
        and use DVD-sized media.

  disc1, disc2, disc3, livefs, docs:  disc1 contains the base FreeBSD
        system and a few pre-built packages.  disc2 and disc3 contain
        more pre-built packages.  Those three can be burned to CDROM
        sized media and should be all you need to do a normal installation.
        livefs contains support for entering into a "livefs" based
        rescue mode but you need disc1 to do the initial boot first.
        docs contains the documentation.

  bootonly: This supports booting a machine using the CDROM drive but
        does not contain the support for installing FreeBSD from the
        CD itself, you would need to perform a network based install
        (e.g. from an FTP server) after booting from the CD.

FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE can also be purchased on CD-ROM or DVD from several
vendors.  One of the vendors that will be offering FreeBSD 7.1-based
products is:

~   FreeBSD Mall, Inc.        http://www.freebsdmall.com/

  BitTorrent
  ----------

7.1-RELEASE ISOs are available via BitTorrent.  A collection of torrent
files to download the images is available at:

        http://torrents.freebsd.org:8080/

-- 
Cristiano Deana - FreeCRIS
"Ho iniziato a usare FreeBSD perche' m$ usava me. ed e' spiacevole"


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