NetBSD 5.1_RC4

September 27, 2010 posted by Soren Jacobsen

The fourth (failing further faults, final) release candidate of NetBSD 5.1 is now available for download at:

Those of you who prefer to build from source can continue to follow the netbsd-5 branch, but the netbsd-5-1-RC4 tag is available as well.

See src/doc/CHANGES-5.1 for the list of changes from RC3 to RC4.

Please help us test this release candidate as much as possible. Remember, any feedback is good feedback. We'd love to hear from you, whether you've got a complaint or a compliment. That said, we hope your feedback is positive, as we would like this to be the final release candidate before 5.1.





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Posted by sadriver on September 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM UTC #

I have been wanting to try NetBSD for a while now, and will likely start come the 5.1 release. I was using Linux and couldn't stand all the instabilities that come with frequent updates. So for work I use Windows on my computer - but NetBSD seems the ideal OS for a virtual machine, given its speed and small size. I hope you start testing your i386/amd64 port on VirtualBox and Virtual PC, as this will allow people who require the driver support of Linux/Windows/MacOS X to use NetBSD as a platform for turnkey solutions, embedded systems and cross-architecture development. Virtual machines are, nowadays, as important as any other platform (even more so than some of the more exotic ports of NetBSD). Just waiting for the final release. Thanks.

Posted by Peter on September 29, 2010 at 07:47 PM UTC # can try Slackware-based distro Salix and this one is basically a mini version of Slackware. It has the same kernel, XFCE desktop environment and it fits in one cd disk. I have been using it for a while now and I can tell you that it is very stable. But you can't go wrong with Netbsd. Give it a try...

Posted by tony on October 01, 2010 at 12:06 AM UTC #

i have strange bugs on my x60, like blocking Suspend2Ram because of sdhc, awful drm speed, sdhc detects no cards.

Posted by richter on October 02, 2010 at 07:15 PM UTC #

For statically linked programs that use pthreads to work well under evbarm 5.1, an additional pullup for libc/atomic/atomic_init_testset.c is needed. For more info, see

Posted by YH Loke on October 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM UTC #

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