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OpenBSD The OpenBSD team has released OpenBSD 4.4. "As in our previous releases, 4.4 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system." Information on how you can obtain OpenBSD can be found on the OpenBSD website.
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RE[4]: Another great release
by johkra on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 09:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Another great release"
johkra
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2007-09-12

Thank you for your reply. I haven't heard your name yet, but I assume you are a part of the OpenBSD team.

Do you know if there are any plans to use a tool similar to cfdisk in the future?

It's really a pitty, because I love OpenBSD for its fast and simple installation. Only partitioning takes a lot of time due to the need for a pen and paper.

P.S. This time a meaningless "WARN not buffer" error was spamming my console in regular intervals (coming in groups of 4) and made working uncomfortable. I lacked the time to search for the reason, but will try it later again.
This is what I meant with out-of-the-box: Give me something I can work with (i.e. usable internet (Intel's fault) and a command line), to set up the system to my liking.

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RE[5]: Another great release
by 0brad0 on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 11:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Another great release"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Thank you for your reply. I haven't heard your name yet, but I assume you are a part of the OpenBSD team.


Yes. 10 years now.


Do you know if there are any plans to use a tool similar to cfdisk in the future?


I can pretty much say there is zero chance of that happening. There have been some very minor changes to the tools over the last release or two and interest in maybe some SMALL changes that could improve things but there will definitely be no major changes in how things are done.


P.S. This time a meaningless "WARN not buffer" error was spamming my console in regular intervals (coming in groups of 4) and made working uncomfortable. I lacked the time to search for the reason, but will try it later again.
This is what I meant with out-of-the-box: Give me something I can work with (i.e. usable internet (Intel's fault) and a command line), to set up the system to my liking.


That "WARN .. not buffer" message appears to be coming from the ACPI stack. An area that has had a lot of development over the last 3 releases. Could you tell me which release this was you were trying out? I would encourage you to try at least booting up a -current snap if it is easy to reproduce. There were some changes somewhat recently (after 4.4) to fix an issue with memory handling with the ACPI stack. Did these messages scroll by upon simply booting up the system?

Regarding the situation with the Intel Wifi adapter firmware.. yes it is annoying. This is an issue Intel needs to deal with. It is bad enough that they're not allowing distribution, but even worse is that the firmware is buggy as hell.

Edited 2008-11-02 11:47 UTC

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