FreeBSD LogoOn Saturday we announced the availability of FreeBSD 7.1 but not documentation was available at that point yet.

The 7.1 release documement can be viewed at http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.1R/relnotes.html

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE.  This is the second release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.0 and introduces some
new features.  Some of the highlights:

  • The ULE scheduler is now the default in GENERIC kernels for amd64 and i386 architectures.  The ULE scheduler significantly improves performance on multicore systems for many workloads.
  • Support for using DTrace inside the kernel has been importedfrom OpenSolaris.  DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing framework.
  • A new and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client.
  • Boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices.
  • The cpuset(2) system call and cpuset(1) command have been added, providing an API for thread to CPU binding and CPU resource grouping and assignment.
  • KDE updated to 3.5.10, GNOME updated to 2.22.3.
  • DVD-sized media for the amd64 and i386 architectures

Links: FreeBSD.org | download FreeBSD | Release Notes

FreeBSD 7.1 is being mentioned and blogged about on a number of websites:

Hopefully, this will get more people interested in FreeBSD.

Did you know FreeBSD was the first open source OS project in 2009 to announce a new version?