Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2012 21:26 UTC, submitted by PhilJ
OpenBSD Theo de Raadt has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.1. The OpenBSD 5.1 release page has a detailed list of all changes and improvements. As always, I would love for someone to write proper items about OpenBSD releases - it's outside my interests and cursory glances don't do it justice.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Thu 3rd May 2012 22:31 UTC
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Wonderful OS. It does so many things just the right way, securely. Unfortunately, it has some problems, like:
- broken linux emulation [compat], which renders linux_compat almost unusable. You need to sweat yourself to death to get medium-sized linux projects to work under OpenBSD
- translations of the GUI apps [when LOCALE vars are in use] are not full. You get half english/halt your_lang interface, which is not cool. Of course, the whole localization is actually not there, because OBSD doesn't support proper localization AFAIK
[and yes - I use OBSD on desktops and embedded devices]
- third party apps are quite often unstable, breaking the whole fun. They seem to crash now and then producing quite huge coredumps [*.core files] in your home directory
- OpenBSD is not the fastest OS on earth, but that's not a rant. I kinda made peace with it

There are many other things - positive and negative, but I don't think it's a good place for such an extensive summary.

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