As people reading this blog probably know the FreeBSD 8.0 release cycle is well under way. To help with the release testing the first “real” FreeBSD.org production system have now been upgraded to FreeBSD 8.0 (close to what will become 8.0-BETA3). The first system to be upgraded is one of the internal recursive nameservers since we have a backup server running 7.2, just in case.
Unless the new 8.0 server has any problems over the comming time more systems will be upgraded, as time permits.
Oh, and in case people wonder why I wrote “real” above, it’s because most (all?) of the package building systems actually have been running various versions of 8.0 for a while, but they just aren’t quite as publically noticable when they crash.