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Yuuuupiiii!!!! Os dejo aquí el e-mail con el anuncio del "evento". ¡¡Que comience el "apestaculo"!!! XDDDD


The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is proud to announce the availability of FreeBSD 5.3-BETA1. This is the first BETA of the 5.3 release cycle. It is intended for early adopters and those wishing to help find and/or fix bugs. The 5.3 release cycle will continue with weekly BETA builds while bugs are being fixed and features finalized. The schedule is at Be sure to check the "Known issues" below, there are known problems still being worked on at this time.

Significant improvements in features, performance and stability have been made since FreeBSD 5.2.1 was released last February. These include:

Fully threaded and multi-processor safe network stack. This is disabled in this BETA but can be enabled by setting the 'debug.mpsafenet' variable at boot. This feature is not available for all network cards and protocols, but should work for normal IPv4 traffic and many common network cards. For more details see:

The default X-windows system is now instead of XFree86.

Many ACPI enhancements.

GCC updated to 3.4.2, gdb updated to 6.1.1, binutils updated.

The size of the time_t structure has been change to 64-bits for the sparc64 port. WARNING: if using cvsup to upgrade an earlier release on sparc64 be sure to follow the instructions provided in "/usr/src/UPDATING.64BTT".

Much more but this announcement is already getting a bit long for a BETA announcement.

Known issues in this release:

Recent work appears to have resulted in some SMP stability problems under load that can result in a hard lock up. The problem is being actively worked on and should be resolved for BETA2. People with multi-processor machines are advised to wait for BETA2.

pst(4) is known to cause a system panic during the boot time. This will be resolved for the release.

Configuring X11 in sysinstall does not work. Just wait until the system is running after the installation finishes to configure the X-windows system. If you use disc1 the packages will have been installed but not configured. See the xorg(1) manual for details (running 'Xorg -configure' may be all it takes).

The Synaptics Touchpad mouse support is known to have issues with responsiveness. It can be disabled with 'hint.psm.0.flags="0x200"' in "/boot/device.hints". This will be resolved for the release.

On sparc64 only, there is a problem using ATA devices in DMA mode. The loader has been temporarily set up to disable DMA in the ATA device driver.

Kernel debugging aids (INVARIANTS, WITNESS, etc) are still enabled so do not use this BETA as an indication of speed.

A complete list of defects that will be fixed for the release can be found at


At the time of this announcement the BETA1 materials for the most popular architectures are available on as well as a few of the other mirror sites. It should be available on the majority of the mirror sites within the next day. A few of the less popular architectures are still building and will be uploaded as the builds complete. The Alpha architecture will not be built for BETA1 but should be available for future BETA's.

As of this writing:

i386: available on most mirror sites, miniinst and disc1 but disc1 package set missing a few packages
sparc64: available on some of the mirror sites, miniinst only
ia64: only partially loaded, should become available later tonight
amd64: build still in progress, hopefully available tomorrow
pc98: build still in progress, hopefully available tomorrow

MD5s for the builds that are complete at this time are:

MD5 (5.3-BETA1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 8185c80e2b4892648422faf72350a99a
MD5 (5.3-BETA1-i386-disc1.iso) = cd0822a5896eff43f1176cf92bc0670a
MD5 (5.3-BETA1-i386-disc2.iso) = da262515cebf33da1b862124339691a2
MD5 (5.3-BETA1-i386-miniinst.iso) = 93ab2526b98851e2ed35ec0bc2802095

MD5 (5.3-BETA1-sparc64-bootonly.iso) = c93b342d419863ca83930e131f76c16a
MD5 (5.3-BETA1-sparc64-disc2.iso) = dfd6b80eaa7869350fa996eb59638548
MD5 (5.3-BETA1-sparc64-miniinst.iso) = 0639806884c4b36addf89b71f79e3566

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por ridiculum a las Fri Sep 3rd, 2004 at 12:37:51 AM CET
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Pues eso, que ya esta la BETA2 desde el 29 de Agosto (si, se que lo comenta un poco tarde, pero no hay tiempo para todo) y ya mismo tiene que salir la BETA3.

Tambien comentar que ya se pueden hacer los pre-orders (reservar?) de OpenBSD 3.6, del que cabe destacar la aparicion de SMP.

Y para terminar, anunciar que ya ha salido la continuacion del clasico The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System: The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, asi que ya teneis lectura ligera para la fase post-vacaciones.

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