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NetBSD 6.0 released
By Thom Holwerda, submitted by ebasconp on 2012-10-17 22:23:54
"The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 6.0, the fourteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system. Changes from the previous release include scalability improvements on multi-core systems, many new and updated device drivers, Xen and MIPS port improvements, and brand new features such as a new packet filter. Some NetBSD 6.0 highlights are: support for thread-local storage (TLS), Logical Volume Manager (LVM) functionality, rewritten disk quota subsystem, new subsystems to handle flash devices and NAND controllers, an experimental CHFS file system designed for flash devices, support for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) protocol, and more. This release also introduces NetBSD Packet Filter (NPF) - a new packet filter, designed with multi-core systems in mind, which can do TCP/IP traffic filtering, stateful inspection, and network address translation (NAT)."
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Congrats!
By tingo on 2012-10-17 22:43:53
Congratulations to the NetBSD developers! Well done!
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Comment by strim
By strim on 2012-10-17 22:54:55
Amigans, ejnoy the improvments in your port :-P.
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RE[2]: Comment by strim
By strim on 2012-10-17 23:37:27
I'm the NetBSD developer who put some serious amount of work into the amiga port recently.

In other words: you're misunderstanding my comment. Stop seeing trolls everywhere.

Edited 2012-10-17 23:40 UTC
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RE[3]: Comment by strim
By darknexus on 2012-10-17 23:43:41
> I'm the NetBSD developer who put some serious amount of work into the amiga port recently.

In other words: you're misunderstanding my comment. Stop seeing trolls everywhere.

I don't think most people here see trolls everywhere. You may not have intended it, but your comment came off as sarcasm rather than a genuine wish for the Amigans to enjoy your port. It's hard to judge tone from text, so when in doubt, put a bit of context in. :)
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Awesome work
By darknexus on 2012-10-17 23:46:47
I'm pleased to see NetBSD still chugging along. It's an awesome little os. Anyone know how npf compares with OpenBSD's pf in terms of real world performance? I'll need to set up a gateway machine soon and was going to use OpenBSD in order to use pf. If npf performs just as well or even better however, I'll use NetBSD instead as it's quite a bit easier to find compatible, high-quality Wi-Fi chips that work under NetBSD than OpenBSD not to mention a much broader selection of software in pkgsrc.
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NetBSD 6 ... coool...
By grumpyoldman on 2012-10-18 00:53:32
Congratulations NetBSD guys! Keep moving forward!
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RE: Awesome work
By smeglister on 2012-10-18 02:12:37
Just out of curiosity, which Wi-Fi chips do you believe work better under NetBSD vs. OpenBSD? And what exactly is better about them?

I'm not disputing you...I'm just interested to know.
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RE: Awesome work
By Soulbender on 2012-10-18 02:25:30
> I'll use NetBSD instead as it's quite a bit easier to find compatible, high-quality Wi-Fi chips that work under NetBSD than OpenBSD

That has not been my experience. I've always found them pretty much the same in terms of drivers due to the bsd cross-pollination.

a much broader selection of software in pkgsrc.

How much software do you need on a gateway? I hardly ever install anything other than maybe handful of software from ports on gateways.
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Congrats!
By ebasconp on 2012-10-18 03:07:57
I installed NetBSD 6.0 RC2 as a virtual machine and I was very glad to be able to run netbeans 7.2 smoothly (it is not in pkgsrc but the "all platforms" version found in netbeans website works like a charm).

pkgin (a binary package manager based on packages created using pkgsrc) is a very nice addition too.

Congratulations NetBSDians! :)
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RE: Awesome work
By bradley on 2012-10-18 03:38:28
As for PF... I use FreeBSD and OpenBSD with PF for the firewall. I've been wanting to use NetBSD again which you can use PF, but it doesnt support my (ral0) wireless card. I do like pkgsrc... :-P
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