In my post official start of the FreeBSD 6.2 release cycle, I’ve reproduced a timetable alongside with the promise to post more informations on the availability of Beta1. Both failed. Today, Ken Smith announced FreeBSD 6.2-Beta3, whereas RC2 should have been on October 29. And I never posted the changelog. So here a short summary:

  • Beta1 was announced on September 20, the main feature being the last minute include of FreeBSD update, the binary update mechanism.
  • Beta2 was announced on October 5. Since not all problems could be solved, a Beta3 was planned.
  • Beta3 was necessary because a break in the em(4) driver. Ken Smith looks forward for a RC. The announcement can be found in the mailing list archive.