Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Apr 2009 20:42 UTC
OpenBSD The OpenBSD team has released OpenBSD 4.5. There have been lots of changes and bug fixes, but it's a rather daunting list that doesn't really lend itself towards a summary (hint), but I guess if you use OpenBSD you are perfectly capable of figuring this out yourself. You can get the new release from the download page.
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RE: To many features.
by kaiwai on Fri 1st May 2009 01:37 UTC in reply to "To many features."
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

So many new features you didn't make it to the front page *sigh*

There are many features towards desktop(more like laptop) use in this release and more are coming for the next one. Some things are still missing, but now you can even play FPSs(OpenArena) pretty well.
Of course it is not for your grandma, but if you are admining OpenBSD servers and routers, it only makes sense to have an OpenBSD desktop to test configurations and build custom packages for your machines if you need them.

I think 4.6 will attract a lot of new users.


Just out of curiosity - what is happening in OpenBSD 4.6 that could attract new users? I'm looking through the OpenBSD website right now and I don't see any plans or goals for the 4.6 release so I am unfortunately out of the loop on what will be appearing.

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RE[2]: To many features.
by sakeniwefu on Fri 1st May 2009 10:44 in reply to "RE: To many features."
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

They are completely rewriting the install script. Don't expect graphical installers or such, but it's going to be a whole lot easier for new users. Advanced sound support has improved a lot since 4.4 and by 4.6 (some fixes weren't ready for the feature freeze) it should be stable together with 3D support for Open chipsets like intel and some ATI cards.
Other WIP features are not so sure to ship yet, but if some of them make it to the next release. It won't be the year of the OpenBSD desktop ;) , but the devs expect(or fear) more users will try it out than now.

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RE[2]: To many features.
by fithisux on Fri 1st May 2009 17:23 in reply to "RE: To many features."
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

I wish they could co-operate either with Debian or Gentoo to have a fully working and easily manageable ports system. I hope.

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RE[3]: To many features.
by 0brad0 on Fri 1st May 2009 20:23 in reply to "RE[2]: To many features."
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

I wish they could co-operate either with Debian or Gentoo to have a fully working and easily manageable ports system. I hope.


If you want "easily manageable" which means a GUI then go use Debian / Gentoo. This OS isn't intended for people unwilling to use their brain or read a little documentation.

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RE[3]: To many features.
by darknexus on Fri 1st May 2009 21:47 in reply to "RE[2]: To many features."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I wish they could co-operate either with Debian or Gentoo to have a fully working and easily manageable ports system. I hope.


Why? What's wrong with the *BSD port system? The last thing I'd want to see is that monster dpkg shoving its way into *BSD systems as well, especially when *BSD already has a much faster and lighter package management system.

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RE[3]: To many features.
by Soulbender on Mon 4th May 2009 04:10 in reply to "RE[2]: To many features."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

God no, I hope they never do. Ports kick apt in the nads and spits in portage's face.

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