NetBSD: Recent Changes and News

On this page you will find a summary of significant changes to NetBSD. For those interested in every change to the source tree, there is no substitute for subscribing to the source-changes mailing list. Significant news related to the NetBSD Project is also included here. Changes to pkgsrc are also listed here. All of this information is also available in rss/xml format.


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May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018


Aug 2018

23 Aug 2018 - End of life for NetBSD 6.x

In keeping with NetBSD's policy of supporting only the latest (8.x) and next most recent (7.x) major branches, the recent release of NetBSD 8.0 marks the end of life for NetBSD 6.x. As in the past, a month of overlapping support has been provided in order to ease the migration to newer releases.

As of now, the following branches are no longer maintained:

  • netbsd-6-1
  • netbsd-6-0
  • netbsd-6

This means:

  • There will be no more pullups to those branches (even for security issues)
  • There will be no security advisories made for any those branches
  • The existing 6.x releases on ftp.NetBSD.org will be moved into /pub/NetBSD-archive/

May NetBSD 8.0 serve you well! (And if it doesn't, please submit a PR!)

01 Aug 2018 - New Developer in July 2018

The NetBSD project is pleased to welcome the following new developer:

  • Nia Alarie (login: nia), who will be working on the NetBSD Packages Collection.


Jul 2018

17 Jul 2018 - NetBSD 8.0 released

NetBSD 8.0 is now available! Please see the release notes for details.

01 Jul 2018 - New Developer in June 2018

The NetBSD project is pleased to welcome the following new developer:

  • Travis Paul (login: tpaul), who will be working on website documentation and the NetBSD Packages Collection.


May 2018

24 May 2018 - NetBSD-SA2018-008: Several vulnerabilities in NPF

A new security advisory was published:

07 May 2018 - NetBSD-SA2018-007: Several vulnerabilities in IPSEC

A new security advisory was published:


April 2018

23 Apr 2018 - NetBSD 8.0_RC1 binaries available

The first release candidate for the upcoming 8.0 release has been announced. The binaries and installation images are available at http://cdn.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-8.0_RC1/.

Please see the blog post for more information.

09 Apr 2018 - NetBSD-SA2018-006: Several vulnerabilities in the network stack

A new security advisory was published:

09 Apr 2018 - NetBSD-SA2018-005: Privilege separation bug in Xen-amd64

A new security advisory was published:

05 Apr 2018 - pkgsrc-2018Q1 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2018Q1 branch, the 58th pkgsrc release.

Please see the release announcement for more information.

01 Apr 2018 - New Developer in March 2018

The NetBSD project is pleased to welcome the following new developer:

  • Eitan Adler (login: eadler), who will be working on standards, cross-bsd projects and new user experience.


March 2018

21 Mar 2018 - NetBSD is 25 years old today

A "cvs log" on many files in the NetBSD source tree shows:

----------------------------
revision 1.1
date: 1993-03-21 10:45:37 +0100;  author: cgd;  state: Exp;
branches:  1.1.1;
Initial revision
----------------------------

and, hard to believe, this is 25 years ago already!

We are still using cvs (but likely will not do that any more on our next birthday), but lots of other things have changed. The number of architectures has exploded, and so has the amount of third party software buildable on NetBSD.

We are still a small project compared to other operating systems, but like to think of our crowd as the most friendly, welcoming and helpful one.

There is still a lot to do, and room for improvements -- keep up the good work and happy birthday, NetBSD!

15 Mar 2018 - NetBSD 7.1.2 released

NetBSD 7.1.2 is now available! Please see the release notes for details.

01 Mar 2018 - New Developers in February 2018

The NetBSD project is pleased to welcome the following new developers:

  • Tom Ivar Helbekkmo (login: tih), who will be working on various general tasks and bug fixing.
  • Tomohiro Kusumi (login: tkusumi), who will be working on file systems and ZFS.


February 2018

12 Feb 2018 - Two New Security Advisories: NetBSD-SA2018-00[34]

Two new security advisory were published:

01 Feb 2018 - New Developers in January 2018

The NetBSD project is pleased to welcome the following new developers:

  • Mateusz Poszwa (login: f8l), who will be working on the NetBSD Packages Collection and atheros.
  • Shoichi Yamaguchi (login: yamaguchi), who will be working on kernel, device drivers and networking.


January 2018

02 Jan 2018 - Two New Security Advisories: NetBSD-SA2018-00[12]

Two new security advisory were published: