Meet us at FOSDEM 2012

February 03, 2012 posted by Marc Balmer

This weekend (Feb. 4 - 5) FOSDEM, The Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting will be held at the university of Brussels and NetBSD will be present with a booth and there will be NetBSD related talks and presentations in the BSD devroom on sunday.

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SL-C7x0/860 support

January 29, 2012 posted by Blog Import

PXA25x based Zaurus SL-C700/750/760/860 support, ported by TOYOKURA Atsushi, has been committed. [0 comments]


G-REX busboards support

January 19, 2012 posted by Blog Import

The p5pb(4) driver now includes experimental support for DCE Computer G-REX 1200 and G-REX 4000 PCI bridges. [0 comments]


zboot improvement

January 18, 2012 posted by Blog Import

zboot loader now can load a NetBSD kernel from Linux local file system. [0 comments]


Another NAS family supported

January 14, 2012 posted by Blog Import

Netronix NH-230/231 and compatible NAS systems (e.g. Allnet 6250/6260) are completely supported now. [0 comments]


XM6i ver 0.33

December 30, 2011 posted by Blog Import

XM6i version 0.33 has been released. Improved scheduler, rendering, and MPU performance. [0 comments]


New NAS supported

December 28, 2011 posted by Blog Import

The Iomega StorCenter G2 is supported. [0 comments]


Running NetBSD on the LG-N2R1D NAS-family

December 15, 2011 posted by Reinoud Zandijk

Article about installing NetBSD on a small nas device LG NAS-N2R1D. This requires some soldering and other black magic but otherwise pretty good example of NetBSD portability.

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XM6i ver 0.32

December 05, 2011 posted by Blog Import

XM6i version 0.32, including NetBSD/i386 5.1, Windows, and Mac OS X 10.6 binaries, has been released. NE2000 emulation has been added to NetBSD/i386 binary. [0 comments]


Plan and funding of SMP Networking projects

November 25, 2011 posted by Julio Merino

On September 13th, 2011, the Board of Directors posted a news item requesting project specifications to get rid of the big kernel lock surrounding the networking code. Unfortunately, nobody has taken advantage of the offer and, therefore, the Board has not received any applications to this date.

In order to lower the entry barrier, the Board has prepared a set of smaller project proposals that, in aggregate, help in achieving the goal of making the networking stack suitable for SMP systems. Please note that these projects cover a very wide range of topics: there are projects whose only purpose is to add new data structures to the kernel, while others involve refactoring parts of the existing code to make adding locking easier.

The list of projects for funding and the tentative plan can be found in the new SMP Networking project page.

All of the individual projects that can help in achieving the goal of SMP Networking are suitable for funding. If you are interested in applying for any of them, please contact board@ and core@ directly. The project application how-to may be of help.

Thank you.

Julio Merino,
On behalf of the Board of Directors



Preliminary PROM function based framebuffer text console support

November 20, 2011 posted by Blog Import

After ~12 years since initial import, finally I've comitted working framebuffer console support using PROM functions. It was demonstrated on NetBSD booth at Open Source Conference Kansai @ Kyoto back in July, with the resurrected OMRON LUNA. See an announcement on port-news68k mailing list for details. [0 comments]


Completion of LUNA-II support

November 12, 2011 posted by Blog Import

After ~12 years since initial import, finally we have got NetBSD/luna68k working on 68040 based LUNA-II. The working LUNA-II was demonstrated on NetBSD booth at Kansai Open Source 2011. See an event driven commit log for details. [0 comments]