Ken Smith, the release engineer in charge, has today announced the availability of the first release candidate (RC) for FreeBSD 6.2. I’ve already posted about the delays and problems this release faces, but now the worst issues has been fixed and the normal process can go on. Since this is RC1, there are open issues, though:

  • sysinstall doesn’t get the Linux package right
  • gnome2 fails to package if installed off the distribution media
  • no documentation is included in the distribution media

But this does not affect people upgrading (test)-systems with cvsup. The announcement can be found on the mailing list archives.