Annotation of wikisrc/users/maya/release-notes-8-draft.mdwn, revision 1.14

1.1       maya        1: # NetBSD-8 release notes items #
                      2: 
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: 
1.14    ! wiki        7: * PaX MPROTECT (W\^X) memory protection enforced by default on some architectures with fine-grained memory protection and suitable PLT formats:
        !             8:   i386, amd64, evbarm, landisk, pmax
        !             9: * PaX ASLR enabled by default on:
        !            10:   i386, amd64, evbarm, landisk, pmax, sparc64
        !            11: * MKPIE default for userland on:
        !            12:   i386, amd64, arm, m68k, mips, sh3, sparc64
1.1       maya       13: * In-kernel audio mixer
1.3       kamil      14: * Real-Time Signals
                     15: * Synchronize Machine Independent features in ptrace(2) with Linux and FreeBSD
                     16: * sys_info a new script to return version information for system libraries and utilities
1.4       kamil      17: * added intrctl(8) interrupt distribution control utility.
                     18: * added can(4) socketcan implementation, a socket layer for CAN busses
                     19: * removed MKCRYPTO option and always include cryptography
                     20: * dc(1) import from OpenBSD (and replace the GNU version)
                     21: * Endian-Independent disklabel support DISKLABEL_EI
                     22: * pthread_dbg(3) removed from the base distribution
1.6       kamil      23: * improved compatiblity of NetBSD curses(3) with ncurses
                     24: * added libpanel(3) compatible with ncurses libpanel
1.7       ozaki-r    25: * added ipsecif(4) for route-based VPNs
                     26: * made part of the network stack MP-safe
                     27:   * NET_MPSAFE kernel option is required to try
                     28:   * Only the components listed below are MP-safe for now
1.10      wiki       29: * WAPBL stability and performance improvements
1.6       kamil      30: 
                     31: Custom:
1.1       maya       32: 
                     33: * USB system rework. added USB3 support.
                     34: 
                     35: The following networking components and drivers have been made MPSAFE:  
                     36: 
1.7       ozaki-r    37: * Device drivers
                     38:   * vioif(4)
                     39:   * vmx(4)
                     40:   * wm(4)
                     41:   * ixg(4)
                     42:   * ixv(4)
                     43: * Layer 2
                     44:   * Ethernet (if_ethersubr.c)
                     45:   * bridge(4)
                     46:   * Fast forward (ipflow)
                     47: * Layer 3
                     48:   * Almost done but some components are still non-MP-safe
                     49: * Interfaces
                     50:   * gif(4)
                     51:   * ipsecif(4)
                     52:   * l2tp(4)
                     53:   * pppoe(4)
                     54:   * tun(4)
                     55:   * vlan(4)
                     56: * Packet filters
                     57:   * npf(7)
                     58: * Others
                     59:   * bpf(4)
                     60:   * ipsec(4)
                     61:   * opencrypto(9)
                     62:   * pfil(9)
1.1       maya       63: 
                     64: * Reproducible build (link to blog)
                     65: * Dynamic tracing (DTrace) for kernel code (link to guide/intro)
                     66: 
                     67: 
                     68: amd64, i386:
                     69: 
                     70: * Meltdown fixes
                     71: * SMEP
                     72: * SMAP
1.2       maya       73: * amd64 kernel W\^X
1.11      wiki       74: * PCI MSI/MSI-X support (except Xen)
                     75: * PCI extended configuration space support
1.1       maya       76: * EFI bootloader
1.3       kamil      77: * added i386 GENERIC_PAE kernel that supports >4GB systems
                     78: * Debug Registers for debuggers
1.1       maya       79: 
                     80: xen:
                     81: 
                     82: * kernel modules support
                     83: 
                     84: ARM:
                     85: 
                     86: * awin, FDT  
                     87: XXX elaborate
                     88: 
1.5       kamil      89: MIPS:
1.4       kamil      90: 
                     91: * merge sbmips into evbmips
                     92: 
1.5       kamil      93: Other:
1.1       maya       94: 
                     95: * TC-USB, TurboChannel USB support for ...
                     96: * mntva, driver for mntmn's VA2000 amiga graphics card
                     97: 
                     98: * bta2dpd - new Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile daemon
                     99: * iwm(4), a driver for Intel Wireless devices (AC7260, AC7265, AC3160...)
1.12      wiki      100: * ixg(4): X540, X550 and newer device support.
                    101: * ixv(4): Intel 10G Ethernet virtual function driver.
1.1       maya      102: * nvme(4), a driver for NVMe hardware, ported from OpenBSD
                    103: * nouveau, an open source driver for modern nVidia graphics, ported from linux, available by default.
                    104:    (this is at the bottom because we mentioned it in 7.1 too)
1.3       kamil     105: 
                    106: Third party software:
                    107: 
1.13      wiki      108: * GCC 5.5 with Address Sanitizer and Undefined Behavior Sanitizer
1.3       kamil     109: * GDB 7.12
                    110: * GNU binutils 2.27
1.13      wiki      111: * Clang/LLVM 3.8.1
1.6       kamil     112: * OpenSSH 7.6
                    113: * OpenSSL 1.0.2k
                    114: * mdocml 1.14.1
                    115: * acpica 20170303
1.13      wiki      116: * ntp 4.2.8p11-o
                    117: * dhcpcd 7.0.3
1.6       kamil     118: * Lua 5.3.4

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