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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RE: Comment by marcp
by 0brad0 on Thu 3rd May 2012 23:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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- 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


Unfortunately the vast majority of the crashes are due to bugs with the third-party software. OpenBSD introduced a stricter malloc() implementation many years ago as well as some other security related features which exposes poorly behaved third-party software. A good number of bugs that have been fixed with third-party apps tend to show up on Linux quite infrequently and then when run on OpenBSD or through Valgrind they are fully reproducible.

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