Annotation of wikisrc/users/maya/release-notes-8-draft.mdwn, revision 1.6

1.1       maya        1: # NetBSD-8 release notes items #
                      2: 
                      3: Below list needs to be expanded about ARM, MPSAFE networking changes.  
                      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
        !            27: 
        !            28: Custom:
1.1       maya       29: 
                     30: * USB system rework. added USB3 support.
                     31: 
                     32: The following networking components and drivers have been made MPSAFE:  
                     33: XXX long list, TODO.smpnet is a start
                     34: 
                     35: 
                     36: * Reproducible build (link to blog)
                     37: * Dynamic tracing (DTrace) for kernel code (link to guide/intro)
                     38: 
                     39: 
                     40: amd64, i386:
                     41: 
                     42: * Meltdown fixes
                     43: * SMEP
                     44: * SMAP
1.2       maya       45: * amd64 kernel W\^X
1.1       maya       46: * EFI bootloader
1.3       kamil      47: * added i386 GENERIC_PAE kernel that supports >4GB systems
                     48: * Debug Registers for debuggers
1.1       maya       49: 
                     50: xen:
                     51: 
                     52: * kernel modules support
                     53: 
                     54: ARM:
                     55: 
                     56: * awin, FDT  
                     57: XXX elaborate
                     58: 
1.5       kamil      59: MIPS:
1.4       kamil      60: 
                     61: * merge sbmips into evbmips
                     62: 
1.5       kamil      63: Other:
1.1       maya       64: 
                     65: * TC-USB, TurboChannel USB support for ...
                     66: * mntva, driver for mntmn's VA2000 amiga graphics card
                     67: 
                     68: * bta2dpd - new Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile daemon
                     69: * iwm(4), a driver for Intel Wireless devices (AC7260, AC7265, AC3160...)
                     70: * nvme(4), a driver for NVMe hardware, ported from OpenBSD
                     71: * nouveau, an open source driver for modern nVidia graphics, ported from linux, available by default.
                     72:    (this is at the bottom because we mentioned it in 7.1 too)
1.3       kamil      73: 
                     74: Third party software:
                     75: 
                     76: * GCC 5.4 with Address Sanitizer and Undefined Behavior Sanitizer
                     77: * GDB 7.12
                     78: * GNU binutils 2.27
1.6     ! kamil      79: * Clang/LLVM 4.0
        !            80: * OpenSSH 7.6
        !            81: * OpenSSL 1.0.2k
        !            82: * mdocml 1.14.1
        !            83: * acpica 20170303
        !            84: * ntp 4.2.8p10
        !            85: * dhcpcd 7.0.0
        !            86: * Lua 5.3.4

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