Announcing NetBSD 7.0

October 08, 2015 posted by Soren Jacobsen

The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 7.0, the fifteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system.

This release brings stability improvements, hundreds of bug fixes, and many new features. Some highlights of the NetBSD 7.0 release are:

  • DRM/KMS support brings accelerated graphics to x86 systems using modern Intel and Radeon devices.
  • Multiprocessor ARM support.
  • Support for many new ARM boards:
    • Raspberry Pi 2
    • ODROID-C1
    • BeagleBoard, BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black
    • MiraBox
    • Allwinner A20, A31: Cubieboard2, Cubietruck, Banana Pi, etc.
    • Freescale i.MX50, i.MX51: Kobo Touch, Netwalker
    • Xilinx Zynq: Parallella, ZedBoard
  • Major NPF improvements:
    • BPF with just-in-time (JIT) compilation by default.
    • Support for dynamic rules.
    • Support for static (stateless) NAT.
    • Support for IPv6-to-IPv6 Network Prefix Translation (NPTv6) as per RFC 6296.
    • Support for CDB based tables (uses perfect hashing and guarantees lock-free O(1) lookups).
  • Multiprocessor support in the USB subsystem.
  • blacklistd(8), a new daemon that integrates with packet filters to dynamically protect other network daemons such as ssh, named, and ftpd from network break-in attempts.
  • Numerous improvements in the handling of disk wedges (see dkctl(8) for information about wedges).
  • GPT support in sysinst via the extended partitioning menu.
  • Lua kernel scripting.
  • epoc32, a new port which supports Psion EPOC PDAs.
  • GCC 4.8.4, which brings support for C++11.
  • Optional fully BSD-licensed C/C++ runtime env: compiler_rt, libc++, libcxxrt.

For a more complete list of changes in NetBSD 7.0, see the release notes.

Complete source and binaries for NetBSD 7.0 are available for download at many sites around the world. A list of download sites providing FTP, AnonCVS, and other services may be found at

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Congrats! And thanks for your hard work!

Posted by Rick Hanson on October 08, 2015 at 11:28 PM UTC #

Congrats! P.S. Can you do anything about your logo? It's hard for me to take this project seriously because of that weird flag. Go to Die Gestalten and buy some books about logos!

Posted by Ole Paulsen on October 09, 2015 at 05:31 PM UTC #

Congratulations to NetBSD team. Thanks for the hard work.

Posted by Prudhvi on October 09, 2015 at 06:10 PM UTC #

Rick, that weird flag is a pennant.

Posted by Mir Chassena on October 09, 2015 at 06:49 PM UTC #

Nice work !!

Posted by lachlan on October 10, 2015 at 10:02 AM UTC #

Thank you for netbsd develop group.

Posted by alexchen on October 10, 2015 at 12:09 PM UTC #

Thanks for all your efforts!

Posted by r0ller on October 10, 2015 at 09:16 PM UTC #


Posted by br0kenman on October 14, 2015 at 07:13 PM UTC #

Ole Paulsen: Hard to take people seriously who does not spend time on research of history and focus on nonsense instead of quality of the product. Mgmt background maybe? PS: Old logo was way better then this "politicaly correct" flag.

Posted by Bodie on October 22, 2015 at 11:38 AM UTC #

Congratulations on your hard work. Of the 3 biggest BSDs, NetBSD has always been my favorite. Ole Paulsen: I'd call it a banner and not a flag. You can't take the project seriously because of the logo? One of the most horrible logo's is Red Hat's stupid man in a fedora, and they make millions. SuSE has that green chameleon, do you take them seriously? Please, in your free time, design a new logo for NetBSD and submit it for review; maybe it will be accepted.

Posted by Patrick on December 19, 2015 at 04:23 AM UTC #

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