FreeBSD developers have created a 5th alpha version for testing purposes of the upcoming FreeBSD 10 version.

Changes between -ALPHA4 and -ALPHA5 include:

  • Removal of BIND from the base system; replacements may be found within the Ports Collection.
  • Bug fix introduced with the latest infiniband update.
  • The GNU ar(1) and ranlib(1) have been removed from the base system.
  • Bug fixes and updates to the base llvm.
  • Various bhyve enhancements.
  • Various XEN enhancements.

As always, alpha, beta and release candidate versions should never be used in production environments.