Information about NetBSD 1.4.x

NetBSD 1.4 is the seventh release of the NetBSD operating system, and was initially released on May 12, 1999.

The latest patch release, NetBSD 1.4.3, was released on November 25th, 2000.

This fixed bugs and added new hardware support. It is recommended that users upgrade where possible. A list of the changes for 1.4.3 is available. There is also a list of important last minute changes that didn't make it into the main documentation.

Architectures supported by NetBSD 1.4.x

NetBSD 1.4.x includes binaries for the following architectures:

Binaries and sources can be obtained from:

The NetBSD 1.4 release engineering team would like to thank the literally hundreds of contributors who made this release a reality. We would also like to thank our users, who have supported NetBSD with their enthusiasm, evangelism, and contributions.

Major Changes Between 1.4.2 and 1.4.3

The CHANGES-1.4.3 file contains the complete list of changes applied in NetBSD 1.4.3.

Major changes between 1.4.1 and 1.4.2

The CHANGES-1.4.2 file contains the complete list of changes applied in NetBSD 1.4.2.

Major changes between 1.4 and 1.4.1

The CHANGES-1.4.1 file contains the complete list of changes applied in NetBSD 1.4.1.

Major changes between 1.3 and 1.4

It is impossible to completely summarize the nearly two years of development that went into the NetBSD 1.4 release. Some highlights include:

As has been noted, there have also been innumerable bug fixes. Kernel interfaces have continued to be refined, and more subsystems and device drivers are shared among the different ports. You can look for this trend to continue.


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