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[2]: Evolving Nicely
by omoerbeek on Thu 13th Nov 2008 08:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Evolving Nicely"
omoerbeek
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2006-10-28

Question of priorities. We choose to spend time on security features like stack smash protection, heap and library location randomization and much more.

We could as well say: oh dear, other systems are just busy catching up on these security features, they are really immature.

A strong point about OpenBSD is focus. We are not trying to please everybody, since we know that will fail anyway.

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