FreeBSD 4.11-RC3 available

Ken Smith kensmith at
Sun Jan 16 18:07:42 PST 2005


The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability
of FreeBSD 4.11-RC3.  This will be the last Release Candidate for the
FreeBSD 4.11 release unless a "show-stopper" problem is found while testing

A schedule for the Release Cycle is available at:

We encourage people to help with testing so any final bugs can be identified
and worked out.  Availability of ISO images and support for doing FTP based
installs is given below.  If you have an older system you want to update
using the normal CVS/cvsup source based upgrade the branch tag to use
is RELENG_4_11.  Problem reports can be submitted using the send-pr(1)

It has been decided to provide two disc1 ISO images, one with the KDE
windowing system packages on it and the other with the GNOME windowing
system packages.  They are named disc1-kde and disc1-gnome respectively.
Other than which major windowing system is on them they are identical.
Most users can choose one of the disc1 ISOs to download and install from.
At this time disc1-gnome for Alpha is not available.  It may be made
available later this week.

At the moment there are no known severe issues.

Changes since RC2:

  - fix to some string handling in file(1)
  - additional device support to mpt(4)
  - tcp fix to make RST attacks harder plus knob to turn off new behavior
  - fixes to sk(4) and em(4)
  - fixes to USB
  - fixes to kernel linux emulation
  - addition of ips(4) driver
  - lots of doc fixes/updates


The RC3 ISOs and FTP support are available on most of the FreeBSD Mirror
sites.  A list of the mirror sites is available here:

The MD5s are:

  MD5 (4.11-RC3-alpha-disc1-kde.iso) = b0b829a27d32e035e10d76fa5c517376
  MD5 (4.11-RC3-alpha-disc2.iso) = 1a842a0b0f039b4059ccc84da3dc854e
  MD5 (4.11-RC3-alpha-miniinst.iso) = 4d8e8ea552cbe1a76de29ae5f56211f2

  MD5 (4.11-RC3-i386-disc1-gnome.iso) = 35a1edeec3efdabccd2ba2a90bfe4cd0
  MD5 (4.11-RC3-i386-disc1-kde.iso) = dd3eb1a0a9474557fb607bd7467fcee2
  MD5 (4.11-RC3-i386-disc2.iso) = c081a7a6f0762a1e2bf5ca34a3a8ac85
  MD5 (4.11-RC3-i386-miniinst.iso) = 8bfa7a081641cfe0befe1ea9679459ed

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