NetBSD 6.0 BETA Is Available For Testing

NetBSD 6.0 BETA Is Available For Testing 
Earlier in this year we got both FreeBSD & PCBSD 9 along with GhostBSD 2.5 Final version. Now its the time for NetBSD, and as expected The NetBSD developers have released a public beta of NetBSD 6.0 for testing purpose. This beta is substantially feature-complete; there may be some additional changes to the installer and possibly some additional hardware support if some is found missing and is easily added, but the major changes are done. What we need now is for you, the end users, to test it in your preferred configuration.

Change Log:-  
  • time_t is now 64 bits.
  • syslog improvements: Reliable TCP connections, encryption, syslog protocol API.
  • LKMs removed; superseded by the new module(7) framework.
  • Boot loaders on some arches (i386, amd64) support loading modules at boot.
  • Added crash(8) a new utility based on ddb(4) to diagnose kernel crashes.
  • Added netpgp(1), a BSD-licensed implementation of PGP.
  • Added LVM (Logical Volume Manager) functionality.
  • Multiprocessor support for Xen PV DomUs.
  • Xen2 support has been dropped.
  • Better Xen PV support on Linux dom0, including Citrix XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform.
  • Much improved copmpat_linux support for running Linux binaries.
  • was updated with new versions of most utilities, and the X server.
  • Some arches now default to UFS2 in sysinst.
  • FFS: softdep is no longer available, use WAPBL logging instead.
  • gpio(4) has been completely reworked to integrate with kauth(9)
  • evbarm now have support for Gumstix Verdex and Verdex Pro, Marvell Sheevaplug and other Marvell SoC NAS boxes, i.MX51 SoC.
  • arm platforms has support for Cortex-A8 CPUs.
  • pfsync(4) from OpenBSD 4.2
  • mDNSResponder is now in base.
  • raid(4) now has parity maps, greatly improving parity rewrite times after unclean shutdown.
  • Added support for 64-bit MIPS processors (O32, N32, N64 ABIs are supported)
  • Added mkubootimage(1) tool for generating u-boot kernel images.
  • Added NPF - the NetBSD Packet Filter - a work in progress.
  • xz(1) - imported XZ compression tool.
  • resize_ffs(8) - support for growing FFSv1 and FFSv2 file systems, and shrinking FFSv1.
  • amd64,i386: booting from a disk with GUID Partition Table (gpt) is now possible.
  • iSCSI: added an in-kernel iSCSI initiator, from Wasabi Systems.
  • New port: eMIPS
  • Added flash(9) and nand(9) subsystems to handle flash devices and NAND controllers.
  • Added CHFS, a file system for flash(9) devices.
  • Reworked quota subsystem for FFS
  • Added TLS (Thread Local Storage) support for most platforms.
  • Added dtv(4), a Digital TV framework.
  • MIPS: add support for RALink RT3883 SoC
  • sparc64: add support for Enterprise (Ex[45]00) systems, most ultrasparc III and IIIi systems.
  • gcc 4.5.3 is the default compiler
  • gdb 7.3.1 in-tree
  • Support for building most of the tree with clang.
  • devpubd(8) added, a device publishing daemon
  • Xen: support for suspend/resume
  • SQLite 3 is now in the base system.
  • audio(9): audio drivers are now MP-safe.
  • tprof(8): a sampling-based profiler
  • x86, Xen: added CPU microcode loading support via cpuctl(8).
  • Trusted Platform support added: TrouSerS, tpm-tools, and tpm(4).
  • Added posix_spawn() functions.
  • New apropos(1) implementation using SQLite Full Text Index.

To Download NetBSD 6.0_BETA binaries Click Here 


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