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:
- Fixed PR/39444
- fixes to hdaudio
- fixes to LFS
- fixed detaching ehci(4)
- Added the ability to configure RAIDframe components on raw disks.
- Fixed iwi(4) firmware decoding on bigendian platforms.
- more variants supported by mfi(4)
- Prevent sshd from consuming all available entropy.
- Update pcc to pcc-20120325.
- Power management for bthub(4).
- Work around some AMD processor errata
- Fixed x86k boot problem
- Added mpii(4) driver for LSI Logic Fusion-MPT Message Passing Interface II SAS controllers.
- Many PUFFS fixes
- Several OpenSSL fixes
- Added tgamma() and tgammaf() to libm
- Avoid a tools build error on Cygwin hosts
- many fixes for building with clang
- switched vax back to gcc 4.1
- Added new sysinst post-install config menu
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!
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.