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[20090322] NetBSD 5.0_RC3 binaries available for download
Soren Jacobsen from the NetBSD release engineering team wrote on Sat, 21st of March 2009: ``Today, on the 16th birthday of NetBSD, I have the pleasure of announcing the availability of NetBSD 5.0_RC3. Below are some highlighted changes since RC2:

  • Considerable improvements to WAPBL.
  • Further X.Org refinements, including switching sgimips to X.Org.
  • Scheduler Activations support is now disabled by default in sysctl.conf.
  • ddb.onpanic is now set to 1 in the kernel by default, but 0 in sysctl.conf. This avoids trying to dump if a crash occurs during the install phase.
  • puffs is now enabled by default on amd64, i386, macppc, and sparc64.
  • SSP kernels should work again.
  • A handful of assorted stability improvements.
As always, see src/doc/CHANGES-5.0 for full details.

Binaries of 5.0_RC3 are available for download at

Those of you tracking by source can either continue following the netbsd-5 branch or use the netbsd-5-0-RC3 tag.

Thanks for all the help and feedback so far. Please keep it up! ''

Happy Birthday, NetBSD!

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