NetBSD 7.0_RC2


July 28, 2015 posted by Soren Jacobsen

On behalf of the NetBSD project, it is my pleasure to announce the second release candidate of NetBSD 7.0.

Some of the changes since 7.0_RC1 are:

  • OpenSSL updated to 1.0.1p
  • BIND updated to 9.10.2-P2
  • IPSEC support is now included by default in Xen kernels
  • Fix several security issues in calendar(1)
  • installboot(8) now supports wedge names
  • Fix a quota panic when using WAPBL (PR 49948)
  • Fix a memory leak in the drm2 code
  • Avoid an X crash on i915 DRMKMS
  • Add a postinstall(8) check to ensure that /etc/man.conf reflects the modern mandoc world (PR 50020)
  • Add a postinstall(8) check to ensure that /etc/fonts/fonts.conf is up to date
  • tset(1): Fix handling of the erase character
  • gdb(1): Fix attaching to a running process again after previously detaching
  • NPF: handle unregistered interfaces correctly
  • npfctl(8): Fix a NULL dereference
  • zgrep(1): suppress the prefixing of filename on output when only one file is specified, to match grep(1)'s output
  • Fix lrint(x) and llrint(x) when x is larger than 2**51 (PR 49690)
  • Bump MAXTSIZ and MAXDSIZ on amiga, fixing gcc 4.8 execution
  • Fix MKCTF=yes on drm2 kernels
  • Make clock_t unsigned int everywhere, so it's the same on LP64 and IPL32 architectures
  • arm: if halt is requested and there is no console, keep looping instead of rebooting
  • sparc64: Fix booting of kernels with more than 4 MB combined .data and .bss segments
  • powerpc: Fix occasional FPU register corruption (PR 50037)
  • m68k: Fix atomic_cas_{8,16} and __sync_bool_compare_and_swap_{1,2,4} (PR 49995)

The full list of changes can be found near the bottom of http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-7.0_RC2/CHANGES-7.0

Binaries of NetBSD 7.0_RC2 are available for download at:

http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-7.0_RC2/

Those who prefer to build from source can either use the netbsd-7-0-RC2 tag or follow the netbsd-7 branch.

As always, please let us know how 7.0_RC2 works for you! Any feedback, whether good or bad, is welcome. Problems should be reported through the usual channels (submit a PR or write to the appropriate list). More general feedback is welcome at releng@NetBSD.org.

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NetBSD on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1


July 25, 2015 posted by Jared McNeill

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NetBSD 7.0_RC1


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Announcing pkgsrcCon 2015 in Berlin


May 25, 2015 posted by Sebastian Wiedenroth

pkgsrccon2015

The 10th pkgsrcCon is happening on the weekend of July 4th and 5th 2015 in Berlin. Developers, contributors, and users are all welcome to attend.

More details can be found on the pkgsrcCon 2015 website.

Call for presentations

Everyone is welcome to make a presentation. So please do! If you already have title or topic please send an email to wiedi@frubar.net.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Hands on experience with EdgeRouter ERLite-3


May 07, 2015 posted by Martin Husemann

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AsiaBSDCon 2015


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NetBSD ported to Hardkernel ODROID-C1


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Raspberry PI 2 support added


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CI20 reaches userland


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Regular test runs down to zero unexpected failures on multiple architectures


February 20, 2015 posted by Martin Husemann

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Raspberry Pi GPU acceleration in NetBSD 7


January 30, 2015 posted by Jared McNeill

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