[nycbug-talk] two FreeBSD questions

Glen Barber gjb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Oct 15 22:17:34 EDT 2013

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:08:38PM -0400, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> I'd love for someone to continue/expand this list of major
> changes/features:
> * 1.x -> 2.x 	??
> * 2.x.x		introduction of CAM in 2.2.8(?), which was awesome
> * 2.x -> 3.x	SMP introduced
> * 3.x -> 4.x	SMP improved, "the release which will not die", better threading(?), jails
> * 4.x -> 5.x	SMPng, ELF, pf (5.3), more architectures, UFS2, bootloader changes(?)
> * 5.x -> 6.x	amd64 in the .0 release, general stability, ?
> * 6.x -> 7.x	ULE, multiple jail IPs, and that's about all I remember
> * 7.x -> 8.x	production zfs, new USB stack, AHCI

Where did you find this?

IMHO, the "notable changes", for lack of a better way to put it, for
9.x, 10.x (and predicting the future, 11.x), will need more than
a single line.

> Clearly I'm an old fart, as I get a bit lost after 8.x, and I know
> very little about any major changes beyond 6.x.  :) There used to be
> an (accidental?) pattern - up until 7.x, where the odd-numbered
> releases were scary and short-lived and the even-numbered releases
> would not die (3.x was cool, but scary, as was 5.x).  I still have
> quite the soft spot for 4.11.
> Totally a gut feeling, but I'd think you'd want at least 10.1 or
> 10.2 before talking too much about 11.x.  Damn you, Mozilla!

Pfft.  What is the fun in that?

root at nucleus:~ # uname -a
FreeBSD nucleus 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #180 r256433: Sun Oct
13 19:27:43 EDT 2013     root at nucleus:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/NUCLEUS amd64

I even upgraded on the 13th, despite superstition.  :-)


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