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 Soulbender on Fri 4th May 2012 03:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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broken linux emulation [compat], which renders linux_compat almost unusable.


True but I can't even remember the last time I used that. If there's not a native port the program probably wouldn't run very well in Linux emulation anyway.

translations of the GUI apps [when LOCALE vars are in use] are not full.


Yes, I have heard that localization is somewhat incomplete in the base system. For GUI apps not in base it is not an OpenBSD problem.
Don't bother me much though, English is the language of computers. Just deal with it or contribute what is necessary to improve localization.

third party apps are quite often unstable, breaking the whole fun


That's not really an OpenBSD problem but a problem with the app. Quite a few "portable" programs a written with the mentality that if it works on Linux that's good enough.

OpenBSD is not the fastest OS on earth, but that's not a rant


Maybe but I haven't noticed any real difference between, for example, OpenBSD and Linux. If anything OpenBSD feels faster.
I only use OpenBSD in infrastructure roles though so maybe this is a problem more noticed on the desktop.

On an unrelated note, I think this should be front page news on *OS*news.

Edited 2012-05-04 03:51 UTC

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