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FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE Announcement
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 17:01:58 -0400
From: Ken Smith <kensmith@FreeBSD.org>
Subject: [FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE Announcement
The Release Engineering Team is happy to announce the availability of FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE, the latest release of the FreeBSD Stable development branch. Since FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE in November 2004 we have made many improvements in functionality, stability, performance, and device driver support for some hardware, as well as dealt with known security issues and made many bugfixes.
For a complete list of new features, known problems, and late-breaking news, please see the release notes and errata list, available here:
FreeBSD 5.4 will become an "Errata Branch". In addition to Security fixes other well-tested fixes to basic functionality will be committed to the RELENG_5_4 branch after the release. Both Security Advisories and Errata Notices are announced on the email@example.com mailing list.
It is expected there will be at least one more release from the RELENG_5 branch, most likely two. The current plans are for the RELENG_6 branch to be created within the next few months, and an initial 6.0-RELEASE will be made a few months afterwards. There will be a 5.5-RELEASE following a few months after the 6.0-RELEASE.
For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please see:
The FreeBSD 5.4 Release is dedicated to the memory of Cameron Grant. Cameron was an active FreeBSD Developer and principal architect of the sound driver subsystem despite his physical handicap. His is a superb example of human spirit dominating over adversity. Cameron was an inspiration to those who met him; he will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE supports the i386, amd64, ia64, pc98, sparc64, and alpha architectures and can be installed directly over the net, using bootable media, or copied to a local NFS/FTP server. Distributions for all architectures except alpha are available now. The distribution for alpha should become available within the next day or two.
Please continue to support the FreeBSD Project by purchasing media from one of our supporting vendors. The following companies will be offering FreeBSD 5.4 based products:
FreeBSD Mall, Inc. http://www.freebsdmall.com/
Daemonnews, Inc. http://www.bsdmall.com/freebsd1.html
If you can not afford FreeBSD on media, are impatient, or just want to use it for evangelism purposes, then by all means download the ISO images. We can not promise that all the mirror sites will carry the larger ISO images. At the time of this announcement they are available from the following sites. MD5 checksums for the release images are included at the bottom of this message.