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authorKen Smith <kensmith@FreeBSD.org>2009-11-20 15:53:59 +0000
committerKen Smith <kensmith@FreeBSD.org>2009-11-20 15:53:59 +0000
commit93f0adb4588196ca80e974394b5713a3b4be95e7 (patch)
parenta3f27f9ed43d2e5f1e014156ff4ff3e71c2d74bb (diff)
Make a few adjustments to say this is 8.0-RELEASE. Add a warning that
the actual release notes were not available at the time of the release builds, they are still being assembled. Remove the existing entries which are not accurate for 8.0-RELEASE. Approved by: re (implicit)
Notes: svn path=/releng/8.0/; revision=199590
1 files changed, 14 insertions, 305 deletions
diff --git a/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml b/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml
index 68db4f45e8a3..6e5988171a97 100644
--- a/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml
+++ b/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml
@@ -50,6 +50,12 @@
the last release, as well as significant changes to the &os;
kernel and userland.
Some brief remarks on upgrading are also presented.</para>
+ <para>NOTE: the full release notes were not available at the time
+ the release builds were started. See the online version of the
+ release notes for the most up to date information. The online
+ release notes can be found at <ulink url="&release.url;"></ulink>.
+ </para>
@@ -138,84 +144,16 @@
<sect2 id="kernel">
<title>Kernel Changes</title>
- <para>A new &man.cpuset.2; API has been added
- for thread to CPU binding and CPU resource grouping and
- assignment. The &man.cpuset.1; userland utility has been added
- to allow manipulation of processor sets.</para>
- <para role="merged">The &man.ddb.4; kernel debugger now has an output capture
- facility. Input and output from &man.ddb.4; can now be captured
- to a memory buffer for later inspection using &man.sysctl.8; or
- a textdump. The new <command>capture</command> command controls
- this feature.</para>
- <para role="merged">The &man.ddb.4; debugger now supports a simple scripting
- facility, which supports a set of named scripts consisting of a
- set of &man.ddb.4; commands. These commands can be managed from
- within &man.ddb.4; or with the use of the new &man.ddb.8;
- utility. More details can be found in the &man.ddb.4; manual
- page.</para>
- <para role="merged">The kernel now supports a new textdump format of kernel
- dumps. A textdump provides higher-level information via
- mechanically generated/extracted debugging output, rather than a
- simple memory dump. This facility can be used to generate brief
- kernel bug reports that are rich in debugging information, but
- are not dependent on kernel symbol tables or precisely
- synchronized source code. More information can be found in the
- &man.textdump.4; manual page.</para>
- <para>Kernel support for M:N threading has been removed. While
- the KSE (Kernel Scheduled Entities) project was quite successful
- in bringing threading to FreeBSD, the M:N approach taken by the
- KSE library was never developed to its full potential.
- Backwards compatibility for applications using KSE threading
- will be provided via &man.libmap.conf.5; for dynamically linked
- binaries. The &os; Project greatly appreciates the work of
- &a.julian;, &a.deischen;, and &a.davidxu; on KSE support.</para>
- <para>The &os; kernel now exports information about certain kernel
- features via the <varname>kern.features</varname> sysctl tree.
- The &man.feature.present.3; library call provides a convenient
- interface for user applications to test the presence of
- features.</para>
- <para arch="amd64">The &os; kernel now has support for large
- memory page mappings (<quote>superpages</quote>).</para>
- <para arch="amd64,i386,ia64,powerpc" role="merged">The ULE
- scheduler is now the default process scheduler
- in <filename>GENERIC</filename> kernels.</para>
<sect3 id="boot">
<title>Boot Loader Changes</title>
- <para arch="amd64,i386" role="merged">The BTX kernel used by the boot
- loader has been changed to invoke BIOS routines from real
- mode. This change makes it possible to boot &os; from USB
- devices.</para>
- <para arch="amd64,i386" role="merged">A new gptboot boot loader has
- been added to support booting from a GPT labeled disk. A
- new <command>boot</command> command has been added to
- &man.gpt.8;, which makes a GPT disk bootable by writing the
- required bits of the boot loader, creating a new boot
- partition if required.</para>
+ <para></para>
<sect3 id="proc">
<title>Hardware Support</title>
- <para role="merged">The &man.cmx.4; driver, a driver for Omnikey CardMan 4040
- PCMCIA smartcard readers, has been added.</para>
- <para>The &man.syscons.4; driver now supports Colemak keyboard layout.</para>
- <para role="merged">The &man.uslcom.4; driver, a driver for Silicon
- Laboratories CP2101/CP2102-based USB serial adapters, has been
- imported from OpenBSD.</para>
<sect4 id="mm">
<title>Multimedia Support</title>
@@ -226,40 +164,7 @@
<sect4 id="net-if">
<title>Network Interface Support</title>
- <para>The &man.ale.4; driver has been added to provide support
- for Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit/Fast Ethernet controllers.</para>
- <para>The &man.em.4; driver has been split into two drivers
- with some common parts. The &man.em.4; driver will continue
- to support adapters up to the 82575, as well as new
- client/desktop adapters. A new &man.igb.4; driver
- will support new server adapters.</para>
- <para>The &man.jme.4; driver has been added to provide support
- for PCIe network adapters based on JMicron JMC250 Gigabit
- Ethernet and JMC260 Fast Ethernet controllers.</para>
- <para>The &man.malo.4; driver has been added to provide
- support for Marvell Libertas 88W8335 based PCI network
- adapters.</para>
- <para>The firmware for the &man.mxge.4; driver has been
- updated from 1.4.25 to 1.4.29.</para>
- <para>The &man.sf.4; driver has been overhauled to improve its
- performance and to add support for checksum offloading. It
- should also work on all architectures.</para>
- <para>The &man.re.4; driver has been overhauled to fix a
- number of issues. This driver now has Wake On LAN (WOL)
- support.</para>
- <para>The &man.vr.4; driver has been overhauled to fix a
- number of outstanding issues. It also now works on all
- architectures.</para>
- <para arch="amd64,i386" role="merged">The &man.wpi.4; driver has
- been updated to include a number of stability fixes.</para>
+ <para></para>
@@ -267,50 +172,21 @@
<sect3 id="net-proto">
<title>Network Protocols</title>
- <para>The &man.bpf.4; packet filter and capture facility now
- supports a zero-copy mode of operation, in which buffers are
- loaned from a user process to the kernel. This feature can
- be enabled by setting
- the <varname>net.bpf.zerocopy_enable</varname> sysctl
- variable to <literal>1</literal>.</para>
- <para>ISDN4BSD(I4B), <filename>netatm</filename>, and all
- related subsystems have been removed due to lack of
- multi-processor support.</para>
- <para role="merged">A bug in TCP options padding, where the wrong padding
- bytes were used, has been fixed.</para>
+ <para></para>
<sect3 id="disks">
<title>Disks and Storage</title>
- <para role="merged">The &man.aac.4; driver now supports volumes larger than
- 2TB in size.</para>
- <para>The &man.ata.4; driver now supports a spindown command for
- disks; after a configurable amount of time, if no requests
- have been received for a disk, the disk will be spun down
- until the next request. The &man.atacontrol.8; utility now
- supports a <command>spindown</command> command to configure
- this feature.</para>
- <para role="merged">The &man.hptrr.4; driver has been updated to version 1.2
- from Highpoint.</para>
+ <para></para>
<sect3 id="fs">
<title>File Systems</title>
- <para>A problem with using &man.mmap.2; on ZFS filesystems has
- been fixed.</para>
- <para>A new kernel-mode NFS lock manager has been added,
- improving performance and behavior of NFS locking. A new
- &man.clear.locks.8; command has been added to clear locks held
- on behalf of an NFS client.</para>
+ <para></para>
@@ -318,111 +194,6 @@
<sect2 id="userland">
<title>Userland Changes</title>
- <para role="merged">The &man.adduser.8; utility now supports
- a <option>-M</option> option to set the mode of a new user's
- home directory.</para>
- <para>BSD-licensed versions of &man.ar.1; and &man.ranlib.1;,
- based on <filename>libarchive</filename>, have replaced the GNU
- Binutils versions of these utilities.</para>
- <para role="merged">&man.chflags.1; now supports a <option>-v</option> flag for
- verbose output and a <option>-f</option> flag to ignore errors
- with the same semantics as (for example)
- &man.chmod.1;.</para>
- <para>For compatiblity with other implementations, &man.cp.1; now
- supports a <option>-a</option> flag, which is equivalent to
- specifying the <option>-RrP</option> flags.</para>
- <para>BSD-licensed version of &man.cpio.1; based on
- <filename>libarchive</filename>, has replaced the GNU cpio.
- Note that the GNU cpio is still installed as
- <filename>gcpio</filename>.</para>
- <para>The &man.env.1; program now supports <option>-u
- <replaceable>name</replaceable></option>
- which will completely unset the given variable
- <replaceable>name</replaceable> by removing it from the environment,
- instead of just setting it to a null value.</para>
- <para>The &man.fdopendir.3; library function has been added.</para>
- <para role="merged">The &man.fetch.3; library now support HTTP 1.1
- If-Modified-Since behavior. The &man.fetch.1; program now
- supports <option>-i <replaceable>filename</replaceable></option>
- which will only download the specified HTTP URL if the content
- is newer than <replaceable>filename</replaceable>.</para>
- <para>&man.find.1; has been enhanced by the addition of a number
- of primaries that were present in GNU find but not &os;
- &man.find.1;.</para>
- <para>&man.jexec.8; now supports <option>-h
- <replaceable>hostname</replaceable></option> option to specify the
- jail where the command will be executed.</para>
- <para>&man.kgdb.1; now supports a new <command>add-kld</command>
- command to make it easier to debug crash dumps with kernel
- modules.</para>
- <para>The &man.ls.1; program now supports a <option>-D</option>
- option to specify a date format string to be used with the long
- format (<option>-l</option>) output.</para>
- <para>&man.nc.1; now supports a <option>-O</option> switch to
- disable the use of TCP options.</para>
- <para>The &man.ping6.8; utility now returns <literal>2</literal>
- when the packet transmission was successful but no responses
- were received (this is the same behavior as &man.ping.8;).
- It returned a non-zero value before this change.</para>
- <para>The &man.procstat.1; utility has been added to display
- detailed information about processes.</para>
- <para role="merged">The &man.realpath.1; utility now supports
- a <option>-q</option> flag to suppress warnings; it now also
- accepts multiple paths on its command line.</para>
- <para>The &man.split.1; utility now supports a <option>-n</option>
- flag to split a file into a certain number of chunks.</para>
- <para>The &man.tar.1; utility now supports a <option>-Z</option>
- flag to enable &man.compress.1;-style
- compression/decompression.</para>
- <para>The &man.tar.1; utility now supports a
- <option>--numeric-owner</option> flag to ignore user/group names
- on create and extract.</para>
- <para>The &man.tar.1; utility now supports an
- <option>-S</option> flag to sparsify files on extraction.</para>
- <para>The &man.tar.1; utility now supports a <option>-s</option>
- flag to substitute filenames based on the specified regular
- expression.</para>
- <para>The &man.tcgetsid.3; library function has been added to
- return the process group ID for the session leader for the
- controlling terminal. It is defined in IEEE Std 1003.1-2001
- (POSIX).</para>
- <para>&man.top.1; now supports a <option>-P</option> flag to
- provide per-CPU usage statistics.</para>
- <para>&man.zdump.8; is now working properly on 64 bit architectures.
- </para>
- <para>&man.traceroute.8; now has the ability to print the AS
- number for each hop with the new <option>-a</option> switch; a
- new <option>-A</option> option allows selecting a particular
- WHOIS server.</para>
- <para>&man.traceroute6.8; now supports a <option>-U</option> flag
- to send probe packets with no upper-layer protocol, rather than
- the usual UDP probe packets.</para>
<sect3 id="rc-scripts">
<title><filename>/etc/rc.d</filename> Scripts</title>
@@ -434,83 +205,21 @@
<sect2 id="contrib">
<title>Contributed Software</title>
- <para role="merged"><application>AMD</application> has been updated from 6.0.10
- to 6.1.5.</para>
- <para role="merged"><application>awk</application> has been updated from 1 May
- 2007 release to the 23 October 2007 release.</para>
- <para role="merged"><application>bzip2</application> has been updated from 1.0.4
- to 1.0.5.</para>
- <para><application>CVS</application> has been updated from 1.11.17
- to a post-1.11.22 snapshot from 10 March 2008.</para>
- <para><application>FILE</application> has been updated from 4.23
- to 5.03.</para>
- <para><application>hostapd</application> has been
- updated from 0.5.8 to 0.5.10.</para>
- <para><application>IPFilter</application> has been updated from
- 4.1.23 to 4.1.28.</para>
- <para><application>less</application> has been updated from
- v408 to v429.</para>
- <para><application>ncurses</application> has been updated from
- 5.6-20061217 to 5.6-20080503.</para>
- <para role="merged"><application>OpenSSH</application> has been updated
- from 4.5p1 to 5.1p1.</para>
- <para role="merged"><application>OpenPAM</application> has been updated from the
- Figwort release to the Hydrangea release.</para>
- <para role="merged"><application>sendmail</application> has been updated from
- 8.14.1 to 8.14.3.</para>
- <para role="merged">The timezone database has been updated from
- the <application>tzdata2008h</application> release to
- the <application>tzdata2009j</application> release.</para>
- <para>The stdtime part of libc, &man.zdump.8 and &man.zic.8
- have been updated from the <application>tzcode2004a</application>
- release to the <application>tzcode2009h</application> release.
- If you have upgraded from source or via the &man.freebsd-update.8,
- then please run &man.tzsetup.8 to install a new /etc/localtime.
- </para>
- <para><application>WPA Supplicant</application> has been
- updated from 0.5.8 to 0.5.10.</para>
+ <para></para>
<sect2 id="ports">
<title>Ports/Packages Collection Infrastructure</title>
- <para>The &man.pkg.create.1; utility now supports
- <option>-n</option>. When this option is specified and a
- package tarball exists, it will not be overwritten. This is
- useful when multiple packages are saved with several consecutive
- runs of &man.pkg.create.1; with the <option>-Rb</option>
- options.</para>
- <para>The pkg_sign and pkg_check utilities for cryptographically
- signing &os; packages have been removed. They were only useful
- for packages compressed using &man.gzip.1;; however
- &man.bzip2.1; compression has been the norm for some time
- now.</para>
+ <para></para>
<sect2 id="releng">
<title>Release Engineering and Integration</title>
- <para role="merged">The supported version of
- the <application>GNOME</application> desktop environment
- (<filename role="package">x11/gnome2</filename>) has been
- updated from 2.20.1 to 2.22.</para>
+ <para></para>