November 6th, 2005, 00:08

"It is my great pleasure and privilege to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE. This release is the next step in delivering the high performance and enterprise features that have been under development in the FreeBSD 5.x series for that last several years. Some of the many changes since 5.4 include:


Significant performance improvements to the filesystem and direct disk access layers of the OS. The filesystem is now multithreaded and can take full advantage of multiple CPU systems.

Expanded support for wireless networking adapters and new support for the WPA wireless security protocol.

Experimental support for the PowerPC platform.

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the release notes and errata list, available at:

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please see:"

November 7th, 2005, 13:53

So how long till 6.1, Strog?

ducks and runs...

November 7th, 2005, 13:57
Actually, the FS performance improvements are something I'm eager to see- there was a great deal of bottlenecking in my system whilst the drives churned away...

I'm reading over the Release Notes now. :D

November 27th, 2005, 04:59
I just loaded 6.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 over the weekend. The box is primarily going to be a webserver running RT ( Request Tracker ) a nifty little ticket tracking system. It's in the FreeBSD ports, I think the version there is at 3.4. Just curious, has anybody else messed with RT at all, or do you have other packages you like.