Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Nov 2008 09:39 UTC, submitted by Reyk
OpenBSD O'Reilly interviewed 27 OpenBSD developers to present the new release. They discussed buffer cache improvements, the new malloc(), the work to make the math library more C99 compliant, what is new in the SCSI area, crypto support for softraid, a lot of fundamental work happened in PF, a new tool to merge configuration files during upgrades, the status of OpenCVS, some cool features of OpenSSH 5.1, the initial support for USB webcams, the never-ending work on improving and extending the sensors framework, and more.
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Evolving Nicely
by DoctorPepper on Wed 12th Nov 2008 11:40 UTC
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2005-07-12

I installed OpenBSD 4.4 on my two year old HP Pavilion dv2037 notebook right after the CD set arrived. Although I did not test the webcam (I really have no use for them), everything else worked out of the box, including the built-in Intel WiFi, which had been problematic on the OpenBSD 4.3 release just six months before.

I let it "burn-in" for a few days with the standard kernel, then switched over to the MP kernel. Everything still worked. All in all, I've been quite happy with this release of OpenBSD, and it just keeps getting better.

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