Matthias Scheler, on behalf of the NetBSD Release engineering team, announced that the release process for NetBSD 3.0 has officially begun. The first release candidate is available for download
It is expected to have RC2 available on the FTP server in about a week, which hopefully will be the final release candidate. So if all goes well the release of 3.0 is approximately three weeks away.
Always nice to see the NetBSD project moving forward. But couldn’t help to wonder what exactly warrants the major version bump (2->3), and so soon after the 2.1 release? Well, here ya go:
Don’t know why, but this kind of documentation always feels hard-to-find on the NetBSD site ;-(
Doesn’t seem much revolutionary stuff to me, mostly added drivers, support for newer chipsets and (relatively) small subsystem changes. Oh, and Xen 2.0 support. More evolutionary, but maybe it just looks that way…
Enough ofcourse to break things and do this in a development branch, but major version bump? Ah well, what am I bitching about? No personal experience with NetBSD, but still one of the more interesting OS’es out there IMHO. Anyone know some up-to-date liveCD’s ready for download (say, based on 2.1)? And I don’t mean ‘bootable install-disk’, but something to explore a bit, a la Knoppix?