On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 21:40:32 +0200, Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote: > But allow me a follow-up question: Is 8.0-RC1 already recommendable > for a home desktop, or would 7.2 be the version of choice? I'm asking > this because of the many improvements especially the USB subsystem has > gotten in 8 which would be important for the "plug and play > experience" for USB devices...
There are a few rough edges that you may or may not hit by testing the pre-release RC versions. They are mostly related to recent work in networking code, USB disk detection at boot time and a couple of other annoyances. So if you can help with the testing of these pre-release snapshots it may be worth to prepare for at least *some* problems with the latest 8.X-STABLE code. Having said that, the release engineering team is actively working to get these issues resolved. The FreeBSD Wiki shows a list of things that the RE team know as `being fixed and still being researched' at: http://wiki.freebsd.org/8.0TODO/#head-4fd8d27523492bffb9c0064bf41575c6db8fd194 Having said that, it is worth noting that if you can _help_ by running one of the RC versions and reporting back to us, you are more than welcome. The more testing the RC versions get, the greater number of pre-release issues we will discover and fix _before_ the final images are cut.
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