Information about NetBSD 1.2

NetBSD 1.2 was the fifth release of the NetBSD operating system.

NetBSD 1.2 was released on October 4, 1996. The current release has built upon the successful NetBSD 1.1 release by integrating many bug fixes, adding new and updated kernel subsystems, and adding various userland enhancements. The results of these improvements is a stable operating system fit for production use and ready for the next phase of development.

NetBSD 1.2.1 was released on May 20, 1997. This maintenance release has no new functionality, but contains hundreds of fixes for bugs and security holes.

Significant changes from NetBSD 1.1 include:

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.

NetBSD 1.2 also includes some refinement to the NetBSD binary emulation system (which includes FreeBSD, HP-UX, iBCS2, Linux, OSF/1, SunOS, SVR4, Solaris and Ultrix compatibility), bringing NetBSD closer to the goal of making the emulation as accurate as possible.

Architectures supported by NetBSD 1.2

NetBSD 1.2 included binaries for the following architectures:

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