Annotation of wikisrc/users/maya/release-notes-8-draft.mdwn, revision 1.8

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: 
1.3       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
1.6       kamil      31: 
                     32: Custom:
1.1       maya       33: 
                     34: * USB system rework. added USB3 support.
                     35: 
                     36: The following networking components and drivers have been made MPSAFE:  
                     37: 
1.7       ozaki-r    38: * Device drivers
                     39:   * vioif(4)
                     40:   * vmx(4)
                     41:   * wm(4)
                     42:   * ixg(4)
                     43:   * ixv(4)
                     44: * Layer 2
                     45:   * Ethernet (if_ethersubr.c)
                     46:   * bridge(4)
                     47:   * Fast forward (ipflow)
                     48: * Layer 3
                     49:   * Almost done but some components are still non-MP-safe
                     50: * Interfaces
                     51:   * gif(4)
                     52:   * ipsecif(4)
                     53:   * l2tp(4)
                     54:   * pppoe(4)
                     55:   * tun(4)
                     56:   * vlan(4)
                     57: * Packet filters
                     58:   * npf(7)
                     59: * Others
                     60:   * bpf(4)
                     61:   * ipsec(4)
                     62:   * opencrypto(9)
                     63:   * pfil(9)
1.1       maya       64: 
                     65: * Reproducible build (link to blog)
                     66: * Dynamic tracing (DTrace) for kernel code (link to guide/intro)
                     67: 
                     68: 
                     69: amd64, i386:
                     70: 
                     71: * Meltdown fixes
                     72: * SMEP
                     73: * SMAP
1.2       maya       74: * amd64 kernel W\^X
1.1       maya       75: * EFI bootloader
1.3       kamil      76: * added i386 GENERIC_PAE kernel that supports >4GB systems
                     77: * Debug Registers for debuggers
1.1       maya       78: 
                     79: xen:
                     80: 
                     81: * kernel modules support
                     82: 
                     83: ARM:
                     84: 
                     85: * awin, FDT  
                     86: XXX elaborate
                     87: 
1.5       kamil      88: MIPS:
1.4       kamil      89: 
                     90: * merge sbmips into evbmips
                     91: 
1.5       kamil      92: Other:
1.1       maya       93: 
                     94: * TC-USB, TurboChannel USB support for ...
                     95: * mntva, driver for mntmn's VA2000 amiga graphics card
                     96: 
                     97: * bta2dpd - new Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile daemon
                     98: * iwm(4), a driver for Intel Wireless devices (AC7260, AC7265, AC3160...)
                     99: * nvme(4), a driver for NVMe hardware, ported from OpenBSD
                    100: * nouveau, an open source driver for modern nVidia graphics, ported from linux, available by default.
                    101:    (this is at the bottom because we mentioned it in 7.1 too)
1.3       kamil     102: 
                    103: Third party software:
                    104: 
                    105: * GCC 5.4 with Address Sanitizer and Undefined Behavior Sanitizer
                    106: * GDB 7.12
                    107: * GNU binutils 2.27
1.6       kamil     108: * Clang/LLVM 4.0
                    109: * OpenSSH 7.6
                    110: * OpenSSL 1.0.2k
                    111: * mdocml 1.14.1
                    112: * acpica 20170303
                    113: * ntp 4.2.8p10
                    114: * dhcpcd 7.0.0
                    115: * Lua 5.3.4

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