FreeBSD Unix Gets a Holiday Boost
FreeBSD.org on Tuesday offered Release Candidate 5.2 of its open-source Unix project. The group is prepping a final candidate due in January.FreeBSD.org on Tuesday offered Release Candidate 5.2 of its open-source Unix project. The group is prepping a final candidate due in January. A new test version of the FreeBSD open-source Unix operating system was announced on Tuesday by Scott Long of the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team. As a "release candidate," Version 5.2 RC2 is not recommended for the average FreeBSD user, but was made available for download for more experienced users to test and return bug reports, he said. This update fixes "a number of glaring bugs," according to Long, including system panics during installation and dynamic library problems in the "fixit" environment. The RC2 downloads are available for i386-, PC98-, DEC Alpha- and SPARC64-based hardware.
Longs announcement also indicated that this would be the last release candidate, with a final version of FreeBSD 5.2 shipping in the "first week of January."