Home > NetBSD > NetBSD 2.1 RC5 Released NetBSD 2.1 RC5 Released Eugenia Loli 2005-09-26 NetBSD 10 Comments A new release candidate of NetBSD 2.1 is now available for testing, 2.1-RC5. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 10 Comments 2005-09-26 8:33 am I can’t find the iso image, is there? It seems they only provide floppy images (hmm, I don’t have a floppy drive! ). I’m waiting for final 2.1 release, it’s going to be great for NetBSD and whole community 2005-09-26 8:45 am > I’m waiting for final 2.1 release At the end of October 3.0 will be released, so if you are going to do a brand new install I’d wait for it. For testing you can test 3_BETA here: ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-3 I think, I could be wrong, that 2.1 is an evolution of 2.0. Those many versions are making me some confusion, though. 2005-09-26 8:48 am Those many versions are making me some confusion, though. Oh, come on, it’s not that difficult. netbsd-2 branch -> netbsd-2-0 branch (at 2.0 release) -> (upcoming) netbsd-2-1 branch (at 2.1 release) netbsd-3 branch -> (upcoming) netbsd-3-0 branch (at 3.0 release) I mean, compared to the version scheme of Linux or even FreeBSD… 2005-09-26 10:23 am WTF? i agree thats its better than the linux naming scheme but common, freebsd has the best and most logical system, IMHO it doesnt work that good these days anyway 2005-09-26 8:40 am netbsd known as the most mature and welltested *bsd, is going to fast since 2.0 release, is it panic ? 2005-09-27 12:30 pm No, there is no panic in NetBSD at all . All they did was to fix some things to improve the progress. For example: you can build a NetBSD-Release for your Sun-Workstation (wich has a sparc CPU) on your common Debian-PC (wich is x86 CPU). Try that with any other OS . Also NetBSD has very clean code, it’s easy to create new functions compared with many other projects. BTW, i run NetBSD 3 on my Servers for 5 Month now. It has a lot more to offer and i am very satisfied. However, it’s marked as beta. 2005-09-26 8:47 am To be more precise about timelines, they are approsimative you know, http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2005/08/22/0000.html 2005-09-26 11:34 am ghen I can’t find the iso image, is there? It seems they only provide floppy images (hmm, I don’t have a floppy drive! ). Assuming you’re talking about i386, you can generate an iso (with our without install sets) with boot-big.fs as bootable part, using “mkisofs -b boot-big.fs …” (that’s how the official iso’s are created too). 2005-09-26 10:38 pm Are the common USB2 controllers working? is mass storage working such as the ipod mini 2005-09-27 12:24 pm USB2 should work. Dunno about the ipod-family.