NetBSD 6.1 and 6.0.2 released
Following NetBSD's release scheme, two new releases are available now.
NetBSD 6.1 is the next release from the netbsd-6 release, and it
contains security fixes, bug fixes and some new feature.
NetBSD 6.0.2 is the second stability update for NetBSD 6.0, and
it also contains bugfixes and security fixes, but no new features.
the release map graph
on the NetBSD website for a visual representation of the relationship between releases.
Major news in 6.1 include:
... plus numerous bugfixes.
For more details see the release notes of
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- Security: prevent kernel panics via userland requests from kqueue, a random number generator update to prevent weak cryptographic keys and a vulnerability in grep.
- Networking: many updates to NetBSD's new packet filter npf, and improved SMP operations.
- Embedded: Raspberry Pi now has working USB and ethernet, support for the watchdog timer in some Marvell SoCs, fixes to the Kirkwood IRQ code
- Platforms: device driver for Hydra and ASDG Zorro2 bus network cards on Amiga, x68k's bootloader can now boot from CD and network, and dtrace support on amd64.
- Drivers: add LSI Thunderbolt (SAS2208) controllers, Apple's Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter, and improve stability with multiple concurrent file system snapshots.
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- Improving network stack concurrency and performance.
- Development of modern file systems and improvement of existing ones.
- Features which are useful in embedded environments, such as high resolution timers and execute in place (XIP) support.
- Automatic testing and quality assurance.