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OpenBSD 6.1 Song Released

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:57:53 GMT

Every OpenBSD release since 3.0 (back in 2001) has had at least one relase song, and OpenBSD 6.1 is no different. Today, Theo de Raadt released the OpenBSD 6.1. The Songs page has download links, lyrics and a background story, which reads:

OpenBSD was only a few months old when we realized that read-only repository access for everyone was a critical concept.

Previously, open source projects would make occasional releases accompanied by tarballs of final source files and Changelogs files, but would not expose the step-by-step changes of the development process. Unwittingly all open source projects were operating with a walled garden approach.

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The many ways of running firefox on OpenBSD

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:12:20 GMT

Landry Breuil, OpenBSD's firefox (and other Mozilla ports) maintainer, writes:

Maybe i haven't talked about it enough on the lists, but since i've been maintaining the various mozillas in the portstree (cvs log says i started around firefox 3.6.something... 7 years ago. *sigh*) a lot of things changed, so i wanted take the 6.1 release as an occasion to sum up the various ways one could run which version of which firefox on which version of OpenBSD.

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clang(1) added to base on amd64 and i386

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:19:10 GMT

A series of commits, culminating in this one, have seen clang(1) added to the base system (as a non-default compiler) on the amd64 and i386 platforms:

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	deraadt@cvs.openbsd.org	2017/04/18 08:03:08

Modified files:
	share/mk       : bsd.own.mk 

Log message:
ship clang with i386 and amd64.  It does not become the main compiler YET.
ok kettenis

Those playing along at home (or elsewhere!) should be sure to check the Following -current FAQ.




OpenBSD 6.1 Released

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:51:10 GMT

April 11, 2017: The OpenBSD project has announced the availability of the newest release, OpenBSD 6.1:

We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 6.1.
This is our 42nd release.  We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more
than twenty years with only two remote holes in the default install.

This release has several notable changes. The most visible are:

  • New syspatch(8) utility for binary base system updates to supported -stable amd64 and i386 releases
  • The acme-client, a privilege separated ACME client for easy maintenance of Let's encrypt TLS certificates

We expect these items will make the day to day running of OpenBSD systems significantly easier.

Other notable improvements include:

  • Several enhancements to vmm(4), including support for third-party BIOSes and Linux guests
  • New arm64 platform targeting Pine64, Raspberry Pi 3 and Opteron A1100
  • Continuing SMP improvements, particularly in the network stack
  • New xenodm(1) X display manager
  • Improved capabilites in a number of IEEE 802.11 wireless network drivers
  • Updates to the package system tools as well as the package collection itself, with increased number of prebuilt packages for the more popular (and faster) architectures

This release also has updated versions of OpenSMTPD, OpenSSH, LibreSSL, mandoc as well as incremental improvements to all other named subprojects.

The release page contains a fuller list of changes while the upgrade page gives recommendations on how to upgrade to the new release.