NetBSD 6.1 RC1 released

Jeff Rizzo over at the NetBSD blog has compiled a condensed list of highlights for this release:

NetBSD 6.1 will be the first feature update for the NetBSD 6 branch. There are many new drivers, some new features, and many bug fixes! Highlights include:

  • Bugfixes and feature improvements to NPF, the NetBSD Packet Filter
  • Improvements to several ARM platforms, including Raspberry Pi which now has nearly-complete support.
  • Support for dtrace on amd64
  • MIPS ports switched to gdb 7.3.1, gdb6 removed
  • Additional device support in key drivers including wm(4), uftdi(4), mfi(4), bge(4), aac(4), tlp(4) and others.
  • Various port-specific improvements to the amiga, arm, sparc64 and x68k ports.

I have been using NetBSD a lot for various projects throughout the years and fully endorse this project.

NetBSD 1.5.1

The above image is a NetBSD disk from a Scandinavian store which I used to support by purchasing their products – I have loads. This one is NetBSD 1.5.1 – definitely classed as “NetBSD paraphernalia” by today’s standards.

 

[divider]Downloads and Mirrors[/divider]

For the AMD64 ISO I’ve mirrored it here, see:

https://k0nsl.org/bag/NetBSD/6.1-RC1/AMD64/

Alternatively use the direct link to the .iso, here:

https://k0nsl.org/bag/NetBSD/6.1-RC1/AMD64/NetBSD-6.1_RC1-amd64.iso

For official mirror list follow the below link:

http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.1_RC1/

 

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