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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian pushes development of kFreeBSD port              press@debian.org
October 7th, 2009               http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20091007

Debian pushes development of kFreeBSD port

The Debian Release Team is pleased to announce that it sees the port of
the Debian system to the FreeBSD kernel fit to be handeld equal with the
other release ports.  The upcoming release codenamed 'Squeeze' is
planned to be the first Debian distribution to be released with Linux
and FreeBSD kernels.

The kFreeBSD architectures for the AMD64/Intel EM64T and i386 processor
architectures are now release architectures.  Severe bugs on these
architectures will be considered release critical the same way as bugs
on other architectures like armel or i386 are.  If a particular package
does not build or work properly on such an architecture this problem is
considered release-critical.

Debian's main motivation for the inclusion of the FreeBSD kernel into
the official release process is the opportunity to offer to its users a
broader choice of kernels and also include a kernel that provides
features such as jails, the OpenBSD Packet Filter and support for NDIS
drivers in the mainline kernel with full support.

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Software developers from all over the world who volunteer their time and
effort in order to produce the completely free operating system Debian
GNU/Linux.  Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature,
and its open development model make it unique.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
<http://www.debian.org/> or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

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