On behalf of NetBSD developers, I'm happy to announce the availability of the second (and final) public beta of NetBSD 6.0, for testing.

Binaries of NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 are available for download at:


ISO images and (for amd64 and i386) images suitable for installing from USB sticks or other hard drives, and torrent files for downloading via BitTorrent are also available, as well as Amazon EC2 machine images and .xva files for use with Citrix XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform.

We are very pleased with the state of NetBSD 6.0_BETA2. With your help, we have made improvements since NetBSD 6.0_BETA. A sampling:

Please continue to report problems and to help us test! We anticipate the first Release Candidate of NetBSD 6.0 in late June/early July.

As always, please help us out by testing these changes and reporting problems either to an appropriate mailing list, via send-pr, or via the web form:

http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/sendpr.cgi?gndb=netbsd Thanks again for your help in making NetBSD 6.0 the best release yet!
Posted late Saturday afternoon, May 26th, 2012 Tags:
After weekend, on Monday, I usually warming myself up. It's always good to read an interesting article or meet eminent people to set a pitch for the week. This week such a reading was from Billy Toulas of the unixmen.com, popular Unix/Linux online magazine who just interviewed Martin Husemann.

Martin is one of those people with whom the NetBSD Project is strongly associated. He's former member of the NetBSD Board, and today is acting as sparc64 Portmaster and as part of NetBSD Security and Release Engineering teams. But don't be confused with all those loud names — Martin is very friendly man who fantastically can explain complex things.

The reading is interesting and long, and contains a number of amusing little know facts, so take a big popcorn pack, or start build.sh over NetBSD 6.0 BETA2 (just as I did) and enjoy the interview.

Posted Monday afternoon, May 28th, 2012 Tags:
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