Annotation of wikisrc/users/maya/release-notes-8-draft.mdwn, revision 1.13

1.1       maya        1: # NetBSD-8 release notes items #
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1.8       maya        3: Below list needs to be expanded about ARM changes.  
1.1       maya        4: Then expanded to be readable by an average technically inclined person.  
                      5: Then reordered for most cool things on top.
                      6: 
1.3       kamil       7: * PaX MPROTECT (W\^X) memory protection enforced by default on architectures with fine-grained memory protection
                      8: * PaX ASLR in some archs, MKPIE default for userland  
1.1       maya        9: XXX list of archs
                     10: * SSP/FORTIFY default for userland and packages.  
                     11: XXX is SSP / MKPIE new to userland?
                     12: * In-kernel audio mixer
1.3       kamil      13: * Real-Time Signals
                     14: * Synchronize Machine Independent features in ptrace(2) with Linux and FreeBSD
1.6       kamil      15: * Improved C11 feature completeness (added missing headers, implemented functions)
1.3       kamil      16: * ext4 enhanced read-only support
                     17: * nc(1) imported from OpenBSD
                     18: * sys_info a new script to return version information for system libraries and utilities
1.4       kamil      19: * added intrctl(8) interrupt distribution control utility.
                     20: * added can(4) socketcan implementation, a socket layer for CAN busses
                     21: * removed MKCRYPTO option and always include cryptography
                     22: * dc(1) import from OpenBSD (and replace the GNU version)
                     23: * Endian-Independent disklabel support DISKLABEL_EI
                     24: * pthread_dbg(3) removed from the base distribution
1.6       kamil      25: * improved compatiblity of NetBSD curses(3) with ncurses
                     26: * added libpanel(3) compatible with ncurses libpanel
1.7       ozaki-r    27: * added ipsecif(4) for route-based VPNs
                     28: * made part of the network stack MP-safe
                     29:   * NET_MPSAFE kernel option is required to try
                     30:   * Only the components listed below are MP-safe for now
1.10      wiki       31: * WAPBL stability and performance improvements
1.6       kamil      32: 
                     33: Custom:
1.1       maya       34: 
                     35: * USB system rework. added USB3 support.
                     36: 
                     37: The following networking components and drivers have been made MPSAFE:  
                     38: 
1.7       ozaki-r    39: * Device drivers
                     40:   * vioif(4)
                     41:   * vmx(4)
                     42:   * wm(4)
                     43:   * ixg(4)
                     44:   * ixv(4)
                     45: * Layer 2
                     46:   * Ethernet (if_ethersubr.c)
                     47:   * bridge(4)
                     48:   * Fast forward (ipflow)
                     49: * Layer 3
                     50:   * Almost done but some components are still non-MP-safe
                     51: * Interfaces
                     52:   * gif(4)
                     53:   * ipsecif(4)
                     54:   * l2tp(4)
                     55:   * pppoe(4)
                     56:   * tun(4)
                     57:   * vlan(4)
                     58: * Packet filters
                     59:   * npf(7)
                     60: * Others
                     61:   * bpf(4)
                     62:   * ipsec(4)
                     63:   * opencrypto(9)
                     64:   * pfil(9)
1.1       maya       65: 
                     66: * Reproducible build (link to blog)
                     67: * Dynamic tracing (DTrace) for kernel code (link to guide/intro)
                     68: 
                     69: 
                     70: amd64, i386:
                     71: 
                     72: * Meltdown fixes
                     73: * SMEP
                     74: * SMAP
1.2       maya       75: * amd64 kernel W\^X
1.11      wiki       76: * PCI MSI/MSI-X support (except Xen)
                     77: * PCI extended configuration space support
1.1       maya       78: * EFI bootloader
1.3       kamil      79: * added i386 GENERIC_PAE kernel that supports >4GB systems
                     80: * Debug Registers for debuggers
1.1       maya       81: 
                     82: xen:
                     83: 
                     84: * kernel modules support
                     85: 
                     86: ARM:
                     87: 
                     88: * awin, FDT  
                     89: XXX elaborate
                     90: 
1.5       kamil      91: MIPS:
1.4       kamil      92: 
                     93: * merge sbmips into evbmips
                     94: 
1.5       kamil      95: Other:
1.1       maya       96: 
                     97: * TC-USB, TurboChannel USB support for ...
                     98: * mntva, driver for mntmn's VA2000 amiga graphics card
                     99: 
                    100: * bta2dpd - new Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile daemon
                    101: * iwm(4), a driver for Intel Wireless devices (AC7260, AC7265, AC3160...)
1.12      wiki      102: * ixg(4): X540, X550 and newer device support.
                    103: * ixv(4): Intel 10G Ethernet virtual function driver.
1.1       maya      104: * nvme(4), a driver for NVMe hardware, ported from OpenBSD
                    105: * nouveau, an open source driver for modern nVidia graphics, ported from linux, available by default.
                    106:    (this is at the bottom because we mentioned it in 7.1 too)
1.3       kamil     107: 
                    108: Third party software:
                    109: 
1.13    ! wiki      110: * GCC 5.5 with Address Sanitizer and Undefined Behavior Sanitizer
1.3       kamil     111: * GDB 7.12
                    112: * GNU binutils 2.27
1.13    ! wiki      113: * Clang/LLVM 3.8.1
1.6       kamil     114: * OpenSSH 7.6
                    115: * OpenSSL 1.0.2k
                    116: * mdocml 1.14.1
                    117: * acpica 20170303
1.13    ! wiki      118: * ntp 4.2.8p11-o
        !           119: * dhcpcd 7.0.3
1.6       kamil     120: * Lua 5.3.4

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