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FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE Announcement

Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 01:35:03 -0400
From: Ken Smith <kensmith@FreeBSD.org>
To: freebsd-announce@FreeBSD.org
Subject: FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE is now available

I am happy to announce the availability of FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE, the latest release of the FreeBSD -STABLE development branch. Since FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE in October 2003 we have made conservative updates to a number of software programs in the base system, dealt with known security issues, and made many bugfixes.

For a complete list of new features, known problems, and late-breaking news, please see the release notes and errata list, available here:

http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/4.10R/relnotes.html

http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/4.10R/errata.html

FreeBSD 4.10 will become the first "Errata Branch". Release branches for previous versions of FreeBSD would only have critical security fixes applied. With FreeBSD 4.10 the scope of fixes will be expanded to include local Denial of Service fixes as well as other significant and well-tested fixes that may not represent security issues.

The current plans are for one more FreeBSD 4.X release which will be FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE. It is expected the upcoming FreeBSD 5.3 release will have reached the maturity level most users will be able to migrate to 5.X. Most developer resources continue to be devoted to the 5.X branch.

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please see:

http://www.FreeBSD.org/releng/

Availability

FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE supports the i386 and alpha architectures and can be installed directly over the net, using bootable media, or copied to a local NFS/FTP server. Distributions for both architectures are available now.

Please continue to support the FreeBSD Project by purchasing media from one of our supporting vendors. The following companies will be offering FreeBSD 4.10 based products:

FreeBSD Mall, Inc. http://www.freebsdmall.com/
Daemon News http://www.bsdmall.com/freebsd1.html

If you can not afford FreeBSD on media, are impatient, or just want to use it for evangelism purposes, then by all means download the ISO images. We can not promise that all the mirror sites will carry the larger ISO images, but they will at least be available from the following sites. MD5 checksums for the release images are included at the bottom of this message.

FreeBSD is also available via anonymous FTP from mirror sites in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Before trying the central FTP site, please check your regional mirror(s) first by going to:

ftp://ftp.<yourdomain>.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD

Any additional mirror sites will be labeled ftp2, ftp3 and so on.

More information about FreeBSD mirror sites can be found at:

http://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mirrors-ftp.html

For instructions on installing FreeBSD, please see Chapter 2 of The FreeBSD Handbook. It provides a complete installation walk-through for users new to FreeBSD, and can be found online at:

http://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install.html

Acknowledgments

Many companies donated equipment, network access, or man-hours to finance the release engineering activities for FreeBSD 4.10 including The FreeBSD Mall, Compaq, Yahoo!, Sentex Communications, and NTT/Verio.

The release engineering team for 4.10-RELEASE includes:

ScottLong<scottl@FreeBSD.org> ReleaseEngineering, AlphaReleaseBuilding
BruceA.Mah<bmah@FreeBSD.org> ReleaseEngineering, Documentation
RobertWatson<rwatson@FreeBSD.org> ReleaseEngineering, Security
JohnBaldwin<jhb@FreeBSD.org> ReleaseEngineering
MurrayStokely<murray@FreeBSD.org> ReleaseEngineering
KenSmith<kensmith@FreeBSD.org> ReleaseEngineering, I386ReleaseBuilding, MirrorSiteCoordination
HirokiSato<hrs@FreeBSD.org> ReleaseEngineering, Documentation
KrisKennaway<kris@FreeBSD.org> PackageBuilding
JoeMarcusClarke<marcus@FreeBSD.org> PackageBuilding
JacquesA.Vidrine<nectar@FreeBSD.org> SecurityOfficer

CD Image Checksums

For i386:

MD5 (4.10-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso) = acdfe766794b0b5fbb2e5997af6e78dd
MD5 (4.10-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso) = 502c14e2e2d62c15d302da51ea36c199
MD5 (4.10-RELEASE-i386-miniinst.iso) = 3214c17137439ad422f53606d5626cad

For Alpha:

MD5 (4.10-RELEASE-alpha-disc1.iso) = 529fe8669a3fb5e127b5affc48b4c669
MD5 (4.10-RELEASE-alpha-disc2.iso) = b0d0293bfa7e6764800cb29dd22ebf45
MD5 (4.10-RELEASE-alpha-miniinst.iso) = c7c5d3149e32f88cfaef0759dfee2c55

-ken