FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE Announcement

Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 17:01:58 -0400
From: Ken Smith
To: freebsd-announce@FreeBSD.org
Subject: [FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE Announcement

The Release Engineering Team is happy to announce the availability of FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE, the latest release of the FreeBSD Stable development branch. Since FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE in November 2004 we have made many improvements in functionality, stability, performance, and device driver support for some hardware, as well as 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:



FreeBSD 5.4 will become an "Errata Branch". In addition to Security fixes other well-tested fixes to basic functionality will be committed to the RELENG_5_4 branch after the release. Both Security Advisories and Errata Notices are announced on the freebsd-announce@freebsd.org mailing list.

It is expected there will be at least one more release from the RELENG_5 branch, most likely two. The current plans are for the RELENG_6 branch to be created within the next few months, and an initial 6.0-RELEASE will be made a few months afterwards. There will be a 5.5-RELEASE following a few months after the 6.0-RELEASE.

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


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