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NetBSD: Recent Changes and News

On this page you will find a summary of significant changes to NetBSD. For those interested in every change to the source tree, there is no substitute for subscribing to the source-changes mailing list. Significant news related to the NetBSD Project is also included here. Changes to pkgsrc are also listed here. All of this information is also available in rss/xml format.


December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012


December 2012

26 December 2012 - NetBSD 6.0.1 Released (top)

NetBSD 6.0.1 is now available! Please see the release notes, or just dive in and grab the binaries from your closest NetBSD mirror.

3 December 2012 - NetBSD 5.2 Released (top)

NetBSD 5.2 is now available. Please see the release notes or the blog entry for more information.


November 2012

14 November 2012 - NetBSD 5.2_RC1 binaries available (top)

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, Jeff Rizzo has announced the availability of a public rc 1 of NetBSD 5.2. The binaries can be found at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-5.2_RC1/; ISO images are available at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-5.2_RC1/iso/.

Please see our blog entry for more details.


October 2012

17 October 2012 - NetBSD 6.0 released! (top)

NetBSD 6.0 is now available! Please see the release notes, or just dive in and grab the binaries from your closest NetBSD mirror. We hope you're as excited as we are.

1 October 2012 - pkgsrc-2012Q3 released (top)

The pkgsrc team is proud to announce the availability of the pkgsrc-2012Q3 branch. There are many new packages, and some bug fixes. More work has gone into making packages build with Clang (as well as different versions of GCC), and pkgsrc actively maintains packages, removing unused or abandoned packages, while still adding new ones.

www.pkgsrc.org was converted to a wiki. We hope the contents will be a bit less static now, and keep you better informed about changes in pkgsrc.


September 2012

22 Sept 2012 - NetBSD 6.0_RC2 binaries available (top)

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, Jeff Rizzo has announced the availability of a public rc 2 of NetBSD 6.0. The binaries can be found at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_RC2/; ISO images are available at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_RC2/iso/.

Please see our blog entry for more details.


August 2012

31 Aug 2012 - NetBSD 6.0_RC1 binaries available (top)

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, Jeff Rizzo has announced the availability of a public rc 1 of NetBSD 6.0. The binaries can be found at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_RC1/; ISO images are available at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_RC1/iso/.

Please see our blog entry for more details.


July 2012

25 Jul 2012 - New Security Advisory: NetBSD-SA2012-004 BIND resolver DoS when using DNSSEC Validation (top)

One new security advisory was published:

You can find more information about them on the Security and NetBSD page.

01 July 2012 - pkgsrc-2012Q2 has been released (top)

The new quarterly branch for pkgsrc, pkgsrc-2012Q2, was released. See the release announcement for more information.


June 2012

14 Jun 2012 - New Security Advisory: NetBSD-SA2012-003 Intel processors sysret to non-canonical address behaviour (top)

One new security advisory was published:

You can find more information about them on the Security and NetBSD page.

06 Jun 2012 - New Security Advisories: NetBSD-SA2012-001 OpenSSL buffer overflow in DER and -002 TLS/DTLS record attack (top)

Two new security advisories were published:

You can find more information about them on the Security and NetBSD page.


May 2012

26 May 2012 - NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 binaries available (top)

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, Jeff Rizzo has announced the availability of a public beta 2 of NetBSD 6.0. The binaries can be found at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_BETA2/; ISO images are available at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_BETA2/iso/.

Please see our blog entry for more details.

23 May 2012 - New Developers (top)

The NetBSD project is pleased to welcome the following new developers:

  • Pierre Pronchery (login: khorben), who will be working on desktop integration and security.
  • Patrick Welche (login: prlw1), who will be working on Gnome Desktop accessibility in pkgsrc.
  • Tamas Toth (login: ttoth), who will be working on CHFS.
  • Paul Fleischer (login: xpg), who will be working on the FriendlyARM port.


April 2012

07 Apr 2012 - pkgsrc-2012Q1 has been branched (top)

pkgsrc-2012Q1 has been released.

01 Apr 2012 - New Developers (top)

The NetBSD project is pleased to welcome the following new developers:

  • Julian Fagir (login: jdf), who will be working on bug fixing.
  • Joseph Koshy (login: jkoshy), who will be working on toolchain and debugging.


March 2012

13 Mar 2012 - NetBSD 6.0_BETA binaries available (top)

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, Jeff Rizzo has announced the availability of a public beta of NetBSD 6.0. The binaries can be found at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_BETA/; ISO images are available at ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.0_BETA/iso.

Please see our blog entry for more details.


February 2012

11 Feb 2012 - NetBSD 5.1.2 released (top)

The NetBSD release engineering team has announced that the NetBSD 5.1.2 release is now available for download. NetBSD 5.1.2 is the second critical/security update of the NetBSD 5.1 release branch. It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed critical for security or stability reasons. All users are encouraged to upgrade. See the NetBSD 5.1.2 Release Announcement for more information.

04 Feb 2012 - Hackathon 16 (top)

The 16th NetBSD hackathon will be run from February 10th to February 12th. Our goal is fixing all the bugs that need fixing to get NetBSD-current ready for the creation of the NetBSD 6.0 release branch.

Join us on the IRC channel #netbsd-code on freenode (irc.freenode.net). Just join, have a look around and ask your questions or what work needs to be done. See the Hackathon wiki page for more details.


January 2012

01 Jan 2012 - New Developer in December 2011 (top)

The NetBSD project is pleased to welcome the following new developer:

  • Adrian Steinmann (login: ast), who will be working on the NetBSD Packages Collection, kernel and tracking FreeBSD development.