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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The webcam support..
by fithisux on Wed 12th Nov 2008 20:00 UTC
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is based on isochronous transfer. What is the difference with FreeBSD? They hve some iso support but it is experimental nd slowly merged in mainline kernel. Do they use the same or there is a re-implementation?

About the friend talking about immaturities. I am GPL fan and against BSD licence. I use linux. But OpenBSD is exceptional because it is a source of drivers for other BSDs. Moreover it cooperates with other BSDs and is not writing incompatible code ala MS. I wish there was projects like GNU/kFreeBSD for Net/Open/Dragonfly-BSD. I also wish MidnightBSD worked on porting GNUstep/Etoile on OpenBSD and not doing a kernel re-write. Hopefully with OpenJDK they will have better userland tools to configure their systems.

I hate BSD ideologically but these folks are doing a tremendous job. Maybe one day Haiku enters this ecosystem.

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