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Sun Feb 25 11:30:25 2018 UTC (3 years, 9 months ago) by maya
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put release notes draft in its own page.

    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: 
    7: * W^X memory protection enforced by default on architectures with fine-grained memory protection
    8: * ASLR in some archs, MKPIE default for userland  
    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
   13: 
   14: * USB system rework. added USB3 support.
   15: 
   16: The following networking components and drivers have been made MPSAFE:  
   17: XXX long list, TODO.smpnet is a start
   18: 
   19: 
   20: * Reproducible build (link to blog)
   21: * Dynamic tracing (DTrace) for kernel code (link to guide/intro)
   22: 
   23: 
   24: amd64, i386:
   25: 
   26: * Meltdown fixes
   27: * SMEP
   28: * SMAP
   29: * amd64 kernel W^X
   30: * EFI bootloader
   31: 
   32: xen:
   33: 
   34: * kernel modules support
   35: 
   36: ARM:
   37: 
   38: * awin, FDT  
   39: XXX elaborate
   40: 
   41: 
   42: * TC-USB, TurboChannel USB support for ...
   43: * mntva, driver for mntmn's VA2000 amiga graphics card
   44: 
   45: * bta2dpd - new Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile daemon
   46: * iwm(4), a driver for Intel Wireless devices (AC7260, AC7265, AC3160...)
   47: * nvme(4), a driver for NVMe hardware, ported from OpenBSD
   48: * nouveau, an open source driver for modern nVidia graphics, ported from linux, available by default.
   49:    (this is at the bottom because we mentioned it in 7.1 too)

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