Happy birthday, NetBSD!
OK, I'm a bit late on this, but still: NetBSD has turned 15 years old!
Alistair Crooks, president of The NetBSD Foundation, sent out
the good news:
The first commits were made to the NetBSD source code repository on
March 21, 1993, and the first release of the NetBSD Operating System,
NetBSD 0.8, was announced on USENET shortly thereafter. Throughout
the past fifteen years, NetBSD has increased the portability and security
of the 4.4BSD operating system on which NetBSD was based, and added
support for new processor and system families, while enhancing the
system's performance to such an extent that NetBSD has become known as
the most portable operating system in the world. Innovations in the
storage, networking and virtualization arena have been added, and much
work has been done recently on performance, especially with multi-core
and multi-threaded machines in mind.''
The article continues to name a few of the key items that were part
of the latest release, NetBSD 4.0, and the changes that were added
after that, and which will be in the next major release, NetBSD 5.0.
Also, there are a number of roadmaps for the areas of
the NetBSD operating system core,
Alistair Crooks' announcement
for all the details!