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18 November 2011, 14:42

FreeBSD RC2 available, final delayed

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FreeBSD logo Ken Smith, a member of the Release Engineering Team, has announced the arrival of the second release candidate (RC2) of version 9.0 of the FreeBSD operating system. Aimed at testers, developers and early adopters, FreeBSD 9.0 RC2 includes minor changes to the new installer and addresses bugs found in the previous build.

Like the betas and the first release candidate, the second RC was also delayed, thereby further pushing back the third and final release candidate, as well as the final version. According to the updated release schedule, FreeBSD 9.0 has now been moved from a mid-November release to December; the final version was originally expected sometime in September.

Further information about the second RC can be found in the mailing list release announcement and in the preliminary release notes. Licensed under the two-clause BSD licence, the second release candidate for FreeBSD 9.0 is available to download from the project's site. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they find. The current stable release is FreeBSD 8.2.

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