NetBSD 1.0 Release Announcement

From: (Chris G. Demetriou)
Newsgroups: comp.os.386bsd.announce
Subject: Announcing the release of NetBSD 1.0
Date: 8 Nov 1994 11:17:59 -0800

I am pleased to announce the availability of release 1.0 of the NetBSD operating system, a freely available and redistributable BSD system that runs on a variety of hardware platforms. NetBSD 1.0 is based on 4.4BSD Lite and Berkeley Networking Release 2 sources. It includes support for shared libraries on most architectures, the enhanced Berkeley Fast File System (which supports 64-bit file sizes and clustering), rock-solid networking code, and a fair amount of binary compatibility with other operating systems. A list of significant changes since the last release is present in the "CHANGES" file in the distribution. The list is far too long to include here.

Release 1.0 of the NetBSD operating system is distributed with complete source code and is available from the distribution sites listed at the bottom of this message. At this time, binary releases for the following architectures are available:

In addition, a binary release is expected, but not yet ready, for the HP9000/300 family of workstations. Though the NetBSD 1.0 source tree includes support for DECstations, some Sun 3 models, and some VAXen, those ports are not far enough along to merit a complete binary distribution.

Within the next few days, installation and release notes for each of the ports mentioned above will be posted to the appropriate mailing lists and/or newsgroups for those ports. If those notes don't answer any questions you might have about NetBSD, you should probably subscribe to one of more of the NetBSD mailing lists, and ask there. For information on what lists are available and how to subscribe, mail with an empty message body.


Chris Demetriou
The NetBSD Project

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