The legacy production branch of FreeBSD 8 has received another update, version 8.3. As of now there is only one BETA build scheduled for this release cycle. The next test build is slated to be RC1.
“The first beta build of the 8.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, and pc98 architectures. Since the stable/8 branch is relatively mature we hope there will only be one BETA build for this release cycle. If testing does not turn up any show-stopper caliber problems the next test build will be RC1.
If you notice problems you can report them through the normal Gnats PR system or here on the -stable mailing list.
If you would like to use csup/cvsup mechanisms to do a source-based update of an existing system the branch tag to use is ‘RELENG_8’. If you would like to use SVN instead use ‘stable/8’. “
Read the full release announcement: FreeBSD 8.3-BETA1 Available.