Friday, August 31, 2012

NetBSD 6.0 RC1

 Jeff Rizzo has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NetBSD 6.0: "On behalf of NetBSD developers, I'm happy to announce the availability of the first release candidate of NetBSD 6.0. A number of improvements and fixes have been made since NetBSD 6.0_BETA2. Here's a sampling: fixed bugs in iscsid target handling and with large writes to iscsi devices; fixed some amd64 trap-handling issues; lots of fixes and improvements for npf(4); renamed wake(8) to wakeonlan(8); pass 'boothowto' from the bootloader to the kernel on sparc/sparc64; various PUFFS/libperfuse fixes in support of glusterfs on NetBSD; update BIND to 9.9.1-P2...." Read the rest of the release announcement and the project's virtual appliances page for a full changelog, list of known issues and bug reporting notes. Installation CD images for nearly 50 processor architectures can be downloaded from the project's FTP server; quick links to the i386 and amd64 ISOs (MD5): NetBSD-6.0_RC1-i386.iso (313MB, torrent), NetBSD-6.0_RC1-amd64.iso (330MB, torrent).

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