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Linux Distribution: NetBSD
Url: http://www.netbsd.org/

 
The NetBSD Project is an international collaborative effort of a large group of people, to produce a freely available and redistributable UNIX-like operating system, NetBSD.

About NetBSD
In addition to our own work, NetBSD contains a variety of other free software, including 4.4BSD Lite from the University of California, Berkeley.
Features
Easy install from local or remote binary packages, including automated download of any required packages.
Handles fixed and wildcard dependencies both when building from source and installing binary packages.
Allows automated installation for tools that cannot be redistributed in binary or source form.
Provides an infrastructure designed to keep the information required to build each package both shorter and easier to maintain than in other package systems.
Follows the concept of "pristine source", allowing both easy incorporation of local or 3rd party patches as well as submitting changes back to package authors.
Includes built-in support for the internal structure of many common source distributions like Imakefiles, GNU autoconf, ..., reducing the need for complicated package specific build rules.

Releases:
2008-10-15 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 4.0.1 has been released    View
NetBSD 4.0.1 runs on 54 different system architectures featuring 17 machine architectures across 17 distinct CPU families, and is being ported to more. The NetBSD 4.0.1 release contains complete binary releases for 51 different machine types, with the platforms amigappc, bebox and ews4800mips released in source form only. Complete source and binaries for NetBSD 4.0.1 are available for download at many sites around the world.
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 4.0 RC5 has been released    View
On behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering team, I am happy to announce the availability of NetBSD 4.0 Release Candidate 5. This release candidate has several bug fixes and other changes since the previous release candidate - RC4. Most important bug fixes are: a bug that could prevent hpcmips from booting has been fixed; aac(4) is now fully supported on amd64; a bug in the st(4) driver that could cause a kernel panic or data corruption on tape error has been fixed; a bug that would cause kernel panic with lfs has been fixed; com*/lpt* at acpi has been removed from GENERIC kernels, so that the on-board com(4) and lpt(4) ports will be at their traditional locations.
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 4.0 has been released    View
Major achievements in NetBSD 4.0 include support for version 3 of the Xen virtual machine monitor, Bluetooth, many new device drivers and embedded platforms based on ARM, PowerPC and MIPS CPUs. New network services include iSCSI target (server) code and an implementation of the Common Address Redundancy Protocol. Also, system security was further enhanced with restrictions of mprotect(2) to enforce W^X policies, the Kernel Authorization framework, and improvements of the Veriexec file integrity subsystem, which can be used to harden the system against Trojan horses and virus attacks.
2007-10-26 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 4.0 RC3 is released    View
On behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering team, I am happy to announce the availability of NetBSD 4.0 Release Candidate 3.
2007-09-05 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 4.0 RC1 is available    View
On behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering Team, it is my pleasure to announce that the first release candidate for NetBSD 4.0 has been released. The NetBSD 4.0 release provides numerous significant functional enhancements, including support for many new devices, integration of hundreds of bug fixes, new and updated kernel subsystems, and many user-land enhancements. The result of these improvements is a stable operating system fit for production use that rivals most commercially available systems.
2006-11-10 00:00:00.0 NetBSD Live! 2007 is available    View
This CD-ROM contains a specially constructed version of NetBSD 4.0_BETA sporting a modified kernel based on NetBSD-CURRENT. Booting is done using an adapted version of the GRUB boot loader. The CD contains the following software packages in addition to the base operating system files: XFree86, KDE 3.4.5 with multiple language sets; joe and kvim text editors; AbiWord word processor, Dia 0.9.4 flow-charting and diagramming application, Inkscape 0.4.2 vector graphic application; The GNU Image Processor (GIMP) 2.2; Firefox web browser....
2006-11-07 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 3.1 has been released    View
The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce that version 3.1 of the NetBSD operating system is now available in both source and binary form. NetBSD is a general-purpose Open Source operating system that provides interfaces for running a wide range of applications on a big number of different hardware platforms, all from one source tree. NetBSD 3.1 contains many bug fixes, security updates, new drivers and new features like support for Xen3 DomU.
2006-10-24 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 3.1 RC4 has been released now    View
We had become aware of a few OpenSSL vulnerabilities which we didn't want to leave unfixed in the NetBSD 3.1 release, hence we've extended the release cycle with a fourth release candidate. Binaries and ISOs for NetBSD 3.1_RC4 are available on the releng FTP mirrors. Apart from the OpenSSL fixes, we took advantage of this extra release candidate to add some more improvements: MS DOS file system: write performance of large files has been improved; toolchain: NetBSD 3.1_RC4 can be cross-built from NetBSD 4.0_BETA and -current (GCC 4.x); daily security report for /etc/exports has been improved; dhclient(8) exits gracefully if another instance is already running.
2006-09-19 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 3.1 RC3 is available now    View
It is my pleasure to announce that the third release candidate for NetBSD 3.1 has been released. Improvements since the second release candidate include: fixed recent security issues with BIND, OpenSSL and X11 font handling; added 'xm shutdown' support for Xen3 domUs; honor the user's umask when creating UNIX domain sockets; fixed some Xen timing and clock issues; fixed serial console on the second serial port of sparc64 machines; fixed DHCP in sysinst on 64-bit archs. We anticipate this to be the final release candidate for the NetBSD 3.1 release, so, if no serious problems arise, we expect NetBSD 3.1 to be released on October 2.
2006-09-05 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 3.1 RC2 has been released now    View
On behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering Team, it is my pleasure to announce that the second release candidate for NetBSD 3.1 has been released. Improvements over the first release candidate include: fixed the build of NetBSD-vax; fixed a buffer overflow in PPPoE/ISDN PPP; closed a socket leach in accept(2); removed references to sushi(8) from the afterboot(8) manpage; fixed an integer overflow in FreeType; disabled threading in named(8) to avoid a crash on sparc and sparc64; fixed a potential DoS vulnerability in sendmail(8).
2006-08-24 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 3.1 RC1 has been released now    View
On behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering Team, it is my pleasure to announce that the first release candidate for NetBSD 3.1 has been released. NetBSD 3.1 is a feature update for NetBSD 3.0, and features domU support for Xen3, massive LFS stability improvements, and lots of other, smaller improvements, additions, and bug fixes. If you want to build NetBSD 3.1_RC1 from source, cvs up your source tree to 'netbsd-3-1-RC1', or just along the 'netbsd-3' branch. NetBSD 3.1_RC2 is expected to be released in two weeks, and will have fixed the build for NetBSD-vax.
2006-07-27 00:00:00.0 NetBSD 3.0.1 is released now    View
NetBSD 3.0.1 is the first security/critical update of the NetBSD 3.0 release branch. This represents a selected subset of fixes deemed critical in nature for stability or security reasons, no new features have been added. NetBSD 3.0.1 runs on 57 different system architectures featuring 17 machine architectures across 17 distinct CPU families, and is being ported to more. The NetBSD 3.0.1 release contains complete binary releases for 53 different machine types, with the platforms amigappc, bebox, pc532 and playstation2 released in source form only. Complete source and binaries for NetBSD 3.0.1 are available for download at many sites around the world.
 
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