NetBSD 8.3 released and end of support for netbsd-8


May 07, 2024 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.3, the third and final release from the NetBSD 8 stable branch.

It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons since the release of NetBSD 8.2 in March 2020, as well as some enhancements backported from the development branch. It is fully compatible with NetBSD 8.0.

This also represents the end-of-life for the netbsd-8 release branch. No further security updates will happen. Users running 8.2 or an earlier release are strongly recommended to upgrade to a newer branch, preferably the recent NetBSD 10.0 release.

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X.Org on NetBSD - the state of things


May 04, 2024 posted by Nia Alarie

A few years ago, I wrote a "state of things" blog post about Wayland on NetBSD. It's only natural that I should do one about X11, which is used by far more people to get a graphical environment on NetBSD.

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NetBSD 9.4 released


April 23, 2024 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 9.4, the fourth release from the NetBSD 9 stable branch.

It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons since the release of NetBSD 9.3 in August 2022, as well as some enhancements backported from the development branch. It is fully compatible with NetBSD 9.0. Users running 9.3 or an earlier release are strongly recommended to upgrade.

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NetBSD 10.0 available!


March 30, 2024 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD project is pleased to announce the eighteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system NetBSD 10.0!
See the release announcement for details.

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Statement on backdoor in xz library


March 30, 2024 posted by Nia Alarie

Recently, a backdoor was discovered in the xz compression library. XZ/liblzma are included as part of NetBSD and used by the project for distribution of new releases and packages.

The version of xz shipped in all stable (and unstable) versions of NetBSD predates any code changes by the author of the backdoor. NetBSD is therefore safe and unaffected by the recent discoveries.

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NetBSD 10.0 RC6 available!


March 13, 2024 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD project is pleased to announce the sixth release candidate of the upcoming 10.0 release, please help testing!
See the release announcement for details.

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NetBSD 10.0 RC5 available!


February 28, 2024 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD project is pleased to announce the fourth (and probably last) release candidate of the upcoming 10.0 release, please help testing!
See the release announcement for details.

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NetBSD 10.0 RC4 available!


February 07, 2024 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD project is pleased to announce the fourth (and probably last) release candidate of the upcoming 10.0 release, please help testing!
See the release announcement for details.

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NetBSD 10.0 RC3 available!


January 17, 2024 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD project is pleased to announce the third (and probably last) release candidate of the upcoming 10.0 release, please help testing!
See the release announcement for details.

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NetBSD 10.0 RC2 available!


January 04, 2024 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD project is pleased to announce the second (and probably last) release candidate of the upcoming 10.0 release, please help testing!
See the release announcement for details.

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NetBSD 10.0 RC1 available!


November 11, 2023 posted by Martin Husemann

The NetBSD project is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming 10.0 release, please help testing!
See the release anouncement for details.

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FOSDEM 2023


February 08, 2023 posted by Pierre Pronchery

FOSDEM took place last week-end, as an offline-first event again for the first time since 2020. It was located as usual at the university campus of the ULB in Brussels. It was packed with developers, users, passionate and professionals of Open Source software, and while NetBSD did not have a booth this year, its presence could be felt on Saturday morning at the BSD DevRoom.[Read More] [0 comments]