Tag Archive: NetBSD


NetBSDAfter seven months of development, announced the release of the operating system NetBSD 6.1, which implemented a new portion of the new features.

At the same time correcting release 6.0.2 is available that contains only bug fixes. To download the installation images are prepared, the size of 330 MB.

NetBSD is a record for the number of supported hardware platforms. NetBSD 6.1 release is officially available in assemblies for the 57 system architectures and 16 different families of CPU. Separately identified 8 primary maintainers, forming the core of the development strategy NetBSD: amd64, evbarm, evbmips, evbppc, hpcarm, i386, sparc64 and xen. The remaining 49 ports associated with such CPU, just alpha, hppa, m68010, m68k, sh3, sparc and vax, classified in the second category, ie still supported, but has lost relevance or do not have a sufficient number of interested developers in their development. Continue reading

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NetBSDNetBSD operating system developers are celebrating the twentieth anniversary since the foundation of the project.

Exactly 20 years ago, Chris Demetriou made the first commit, which marked the establishment of the project repository and branches from the code base 386BSD 0.1. The first release came a few weeks later – on April 19.

Among the reasons for the creation of the new OS mentioned divergence of views with developers 386BSD, as expressed in the desire to move to a more open development model, to unite in a working product accumulated in the community and to integrate external patches in individual developing a collection of network applications. Continue reading

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