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
FreeBSD 7.1 is being mentioned and blogged about on a number of websites:
- FreeBSD platform adds Sun’s DTrace tool (zdnet.co.uk)
- DTrace gets guernsey in new FreeBSD (zdnet.com.au)
- FreeBSD Version 7.1 Available for Download (Linux Magazine)
- FreeBSD 7.1 Released (newmobilecomputing.com . osnews.com)
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?