Apparently, On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 05:33:28PM -0500,
        Garance A Drosihn said words to the effect of;

> >On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, Murray Stokely wrote:
> >  >    As discussed at BSDCon, the release engineers are committed
> >  > to releasing a relatively stable snapshot of FreeBSD -CURRENT
> >  > on or around April 1, 2002.
> Will this release include some kind of bootable-install support
> for any new hardware platforms, such as sparc64?  (this snapshot
> is meant to be available as some kind of CD-package, right?)

Yes, absolutely.  I'm really excited that the sparc64 port is ready to be
part of this.  It will probably not be a regaular freebsd release, there
will be (already is) a bootable iso that has all the tools needed to install
a distribution from a tarball quickly and easily (the cd boots multi user).
There will be a self hosted toolchain which can be used to build a custom
kernel.  This can also be used to build userland and ports natively, but
make buildworld may not work.

I will be cutting another iso this weekend which fixes a couple problems
with the first one.  Anyone who has a sparc64 machine is invited to subscribe
to the freebsd-sparc mailing list and be testers for the first semi-official
fresbsd/sparc64 release.  <tears come to Jake's eyes>.


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