RQN -- Sept 98

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                 FreeBSD Real-Quick(TM) NewsLetter.
                    Things Happening in FreeBSD.
                        Volume #1 Issue #5
                            September 1998

Release Information:
  The latest RELEASE is 2.2.7-RELEASE.  FreeBSD 2.2.8 is 
   scheduled to be released November 30th. FreeBSD 3.0 is scheduled to be 
   released October 15th. Start BETA Testing!!!

FreeBSD in the News:

Recent Improvements:
  CAM (Common Access Method) SCSI layer implemented into 3.0-Current.
  Perl5 now standard in 3.0-Current
  Support for IDE disks drives larger than 8G in 2.2
  3.0-CURRENT is now ELF!
  FreeBSD/alpha now self-hosting - both kernel and `make world' work!
New FreeBSD JDK release: 
  Download information is available at: 

Uniform Driver Interface:

RealTek 8139 Ethernet driver : Testers Wanted.
  http://www.freebsd.org/~wpaul/RealTek/3.0       source for FreeBSD 3.0
  http://www.freebsd.org/~wpaul/RealTek/2.2       source for FreeBSD 2.2.x 
    Reply to: wpaul at skynet.ctr.columbia.edu.

ThunderLAN Ethernet driver (popular in Compaq machines) : Testers Wanted.
  http://www.freebsd.org/~wpaul/ThunderLAN/3.0    source for FreeBSD 3.0
  http://www.freebsd.org/~wpaul/ThunderLAN/2.2    source for FreeBSD 2.2.x
    Reply to: wpaul at skynet.ctr.columbia.edu.

Commercial FreeBSD Products:  
  Emerging Technologies, Inc.
    ISA and PCI Sync Cards for FreeBSD
    Bandwidth Manager

  Acadix Software Systems:
    APE is a syntax-colorizing, language-independent, terminal-independent 
    integrated development environment for Unix. 

BSD Online Magazine: Daemon News!
  Don't forget to check out the BSD online Magazine written by many
  from the FreeBSD Community.  Articles are due the 15th of each month,
  and publish the 1st of the following month. Authors Wanted.

  If you aim the gun at your foot and pull the trigger, it's UNIX's
job to ensure reliable delivery of the bullet to where you aimed
the gun (in this case, Mr. Foot). (Terry)

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  please send e-mail to fbsd-book at vmunix.com

        -Chris Coleman <chrisc at vmunix.com>

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