FreeBSD 7.2-RC2 Available

Ian Smith smithi at
Sun Apr 26 07:15:39 UTC 2009

On Sat, 25 Apr 2009, Ken Smith wrote:
 > On Sat, 2009-04-25 at 15:21 +1000, Ian Smith wrote:
 > > On Fri, 24 Apr 2009, Ken Smith wrote:
 > >  > There is one known issue with 7.2-RC2.  We switched from KDE3 to KDE4
 > > 
 > > Oh, I'd been kinda hoping that wouldn't happen till after release.  I 
 > > guess our KDE folks must reckon it's shaken out enough already now ..
 > Yes, I contacted the two people who I was told most directly watch over
 > the KDE ports and both preferred we shift to KDE4.

Fair enough.  I've been too busy to follow its progress just lately.

 > > Will kde3 still be able to be installed from packages?  Will it be a big 
 > > deal to prefer staying with kde3 (mostly re older small-memory laptops)?
 > It will be available for install from packages through the net (FTP
 > based install, or one of the other package tools that can be told to
 > download the packages).  I'm afraid I can't fit it on the ISO release
 > media.

No that's fine, thanks Ken; glad to hear kde3 won't be obsoleted yet.

 > Even with the DVD media we currently have a limit caused by the
 > tool many of our mirror sites use for mirroring - files larger than 2Gb
 > cause issues (that's why the DVD image is gzip-ed).  We're slowly
 > working to resolve that.

Already got my RC2-bootonly - now all I need is some free time :)

Thanks, Ian

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