NetBSD 8.1 Release Candidate 1

May 20, 2019 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.1 RC1, the first (and hopefully final) release candidate for the upcoming NetBSD 8.1 release.

Over the last year, many changes have been made to the NetBSD 8 stable branch. As a stable branch the release engineering team and the NetBSD developers are conservative with changes to this branch and many users rely on the binaries from our regular auto-builds for production use. Now it is high time to cut a formal release, right before we go into the next release cycle with the upcoming branch for NetBSD 9.

Besides the workarounds for the latest CPU specific vulnerabilities, this also includes many bug fixes and a few selected new drivers. For more details and instructions see the 8.1 RC1 announcement.

Get NetBSD 8.1 RC1 from our CDN (provided by fastly) or one of the ftp mirrors.

Complete source and binaries for NetBSD 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

Please test RC1, we are looking forward to your feedback. Please send-pr any bugs or mail us at releng at for more general comments.

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Great but where are packages for 8.1 ?

Posted by Jacek Kowalczyk on June 03, 2019 at 06:58 AM UTC #

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