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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RE: Evolving Nicely
by unavowed on Wed 12th Nov 2008 11:57 UTC in reply to "Evolving Nicely"
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I'm quite surprised at how immature the system seems, judging from the interview: until now they didn't have >4GB RAM support, they were missing basic functions from the C standard library and had lots of other missing features and significant bugs.

I suppose this is because they don't have enough developers, yet they still waste time by doing things such as trying to reimplement CVS, just because they don't like the GNUGPL. Crazy, if you ask me.

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