FreeBSD 6.2 is out !

Oh yeah, this is one I was waiting for. The new and improved FreeBSD is out. Release 6.2 will bring happiness and joy among Systems Administrators but not only. The new release brings some neat features :

  • freebsd-update(8) provides officially supported binary updates for security fixes and errata patches

  • Experimental support for CAPP security event auditing

  • OpenBSM audit command line tool suite and library

  • KDE updated to 3.5.4, GNOME updated to 2.16.1

  • csup(1) integrated cvsup client now included

  • Disk integrity protection and authentication added to geli(4)

  • New amdsmb(4), enc(4) ipmi(4), nfsmb(4), stge(4) drivers

  • IPFW(4) packet tagging

  • Linux emulation support for sysfs

  • BIND updated to 9.3.3

  • Many driver updates including em(4), arcmsr(4), ath(4), bce(4), ata(4), and iwi(4)

This is of course not all, if you take a look at all the bugs fixed in this new version. I already have a production server currently being recompiled. One sexy feature is definitely csup which goes much faster (and through http) than the ancient cvsup.