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December 2003

  • 28 December, 2003: New committer: Alex Dupre (Documentation Project)

  • 21 December, 2003: New committer: Roman Kurakin (src)

  • 17 December, 2003: New committer: Clement Laforet (ports)

  • 16 December, 2003: Hifn announces official FreeBSD support for the 795x series of crypto accelerators.

November 2003

October 2003

  • 28 October, 2003: FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE has been released. Please see the Release Information page for more details. Also be sure to check the release errata after installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 4.9.

  • 22 October, 2003: Join us Monday November 24th to celebrate 10 years of FreeBSD at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco. The name 'FreeBSD' was coined in June 1993, and FreeBSD 1.0 was released on CDROM in December 1993. Click here for more information or to be put on the guest list.

  • 21 October, 2003: New committer: Sergei Kolobov (Ports)

  • 18 October, 2003: BSD Conference Japan 2003 (in Japanese), the second conference concerning *BSD in Japan, was held in Tokyo on October 18th, 2003. There were about 170 attendees. It had two parallel sessions (general and technical), and four technical papers and twelve work-in-progress style talks were presented during the conference.

  • 17 October, 2003: The FreeBSD Events page is now available with information about past and upcoming FreeBSD related events.

  • 14 October, 2003: New committer: Mark Linimon (Ports)

  • 11 October, 2003: New committer: Scott Mitchell (if_xe)

  • 9 October, 2003: New committer: Maksim Yevmenkin (Bluetooth)

September 2003

  • 15 September, 2003: New committer: Denis Peplin (Documentation Project)

August 2003

  • 25 August, 2003: The FreeBSD Foundation announces native support for JDK 1.3.1 on FreeBSD

  • 18 August, 2003: FreeBSD 4.9 code freeze begins August 25

  • 15 August, 2003: New committer: Ken Smith (Documentation Project)

  • 15 August, 2003: New committer: Mathieu Arnold (Ports)

  • 14 August, 2003: New committer: Alexander Nedotsukov (Ports)

  • 11 August, 2003: The nascent FreeBSD Architecture Handbook is now available online for users who would like to know more about FreeBSD kernel internals. Much of the material has been split out from the Developers' Handbook, which now focuses exclusively on userland programming in FreeBSD. Both volumes are works in progress.

  • 9 August, 2003: Luoqi Chen has begun the process of merging PAE support from FreeBSD 5 to FreeBSD 4-STABLE. The PAE support allows FreeBSD machines to make use of more than 4 gigabytes of RAM. This functionality was originally written by Jake Burkholder under contract with DARPA and Network Associates Laboratories. Additional changes for individual device drivers will follow in the coming weeks.

  • 9 August, 2003: New committer: Bruce M. Simpson

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April 2003

  • 14 April, 2003: New committer: Hiten M. Pandya

  • 9 April, 2003: The performance@ mailing list exists to provide a place for hackers, administrators, and/or concerned parties to discuss performance related topics pertaining to FreeBSD. Acceptable topics includes talking about FreeBSD installations that are either under high load, are experiencing performance problems, or are pushing the limits of FreeBSD. Concerned parties that are willing to work toward improving the performance of FreeBSD are highly encouraged to subscribe to this list. This is a highly technical list ideally suited for experienced FreeBSD users, hackers, or administrators interested in keeping FreeBSD fast, robust, and scalable. To subscribe, please visit the freebsd-performance@ web interface.

  • 8 April, 2003: Majordomo served its purpose well, but has been retired in favor of Mailman. It is now possible to browse through the authoritative list of mailing lists by heading over to or by browsing through the handbook's section on mailing lists. A big thanks to Peter Wemm is in order for spending the time to seamlessly convert the various lists over to Mailman, thank you.

  • 3 April, 2003: FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE has been released. Please see the Release Information page for more details. Also be sure to check the release errata after installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 4.8.

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