Linked by Bob Sacamano on Tue 12th Jun 2012 22:31 UTC
OpenBSD Bitrig, a fork of OpenBSD, has surfaced. It aims to be less conservative than OpenBSD by being less loose with new features and only supporting modern architectures. Bitrig has also converted over to using LLVM's clang rather than GNU gcc for it's toolchain/compiler. A roadmap for Bitrig is also available.
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by gan17 on Wed 13th Jun 2012 01:36 UTC
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Interesting news indeed. Curious about the names on the "Recent Changes" page, Marco and Dhill. Marco Peereboom (of Conformal/Cyphertite) and David Hill? I can't really check further as I'm surfing from the phone right now, but if it is those 2, then I guess the project is in good hands. They're pretty known on OpenBSD mailing lists, and are also responsible for my favourite tiling window manager, Spectrwm.

Will take a look at the snapshots later in the day when I get home. Looking forward to it.

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RE: Interesting
by Radio on Wed 13th Jun 2012 06:11 in reply to "Interesting"
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I do hope they are competent. A system is only as secure as its least secure component (like a chain is only as strong as its weakest link), so it would very easy to degrade OpenBSD's main (and almost only - sorry) selling point.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by gan17 on Wed 13th Jun 2012 13:09 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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Been studying the sources and visited their IRC.

It's the same Marco Peereboom.

Pleasantly surprised their LLVM/Clang support is already so complete.

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