Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 20:27 UTC, submitted by Ed
NetBSD From the NetBSD Blog: "The fourth (failing further faults, final) release candidate of NetBSD 5.1 is now available for download. Those of you who prefer to build from source can continue to follow the netbsd-5 branch, but the netbsd-5-1-RC4 tag is available as well. See src/doc/CHANGES-5.1 for the list of changes from RC3 to RC4."
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RE[2]: NetBSD 5.1 RC4 Released
by bradley on Wed 29th Sep 2010 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE: NetBSD 5.1 RC4 Released"
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Yes, of course. What else would it be built from?
Or is this some failed attempt at spreading the misinformation that NetBSD does not ship binary X?

Tell me... why is it so difficult to simply answer a question without this age old war of putting down an operating system. I'm a type "A" personality - we don't like to wait.
I use FreeBSD, but happen to like NetBSD better. All I wanted to know is do you still have to compile xorg??? If so, I don't have that kind of time.


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All I wanted to know is do you still have to compile xorg?

Nope, haven't had to do that since NetBSD 4.0, maybe even earlier than that. You certainly can, but there's no need to. Desktop environments however may be a different story especially obscure ones that may not be compiled or are compiled without features you want. GNOME and KDE are obviously compiled and packaged up as are most others, but there may be some that aren't.

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