Release Notes: NetBSD-1.5L is a post-1.5 development point intended for testing, and should not be installed for production use instead of 1.4.3 or the upcoming 1.5 release. 1.5L integrates Chuck Silvers' "Unified Buffer Cache" development into the main development branch.
Release Notes: Fixes were made for Security Advisories SA#2000-002, SA#2000-004, SA#2000-005, SA#2000-006, SA#2000-008, and SA#2000-009. Many new hardware drivers were added or debugged, and the i386 port may now be installed on the third or fourth IDE hard disk. Most countries can now import the full distribution, including the previously restricted 'domestic' portion. The only "problem spots" are US-embargoed countries. An extensive audit (and corresponding correction) of the code has been done to eliminate possible buffer overruns caused by user-specified format strings.
Release Notes: This release features an IPfilter upgrade to version 3.3.6, an XFree upgrade to version 3.3.6, and an update of BIND to 8.2.2-P5. It includes drivers for Alteon Gigabit Ethernet cards, Realtek 100Mbit/s Ethernet cards, VIA Rhine Fast PCI Ethernet cards, DPT SmartCache/SmartRAID III or IV SCSI adapters, BOCA 6-port ISA serial cards, and X-surf boards on Amiga. Support has been added for ext2fs revision 1 (with read-only support for the 'sparse_super' and 'filetype' options) and SysV-compatible user management utilities (useradd, etc.). tcpdump can now do hex/ASCII dumps, and 120 formally reported and a couple of internally found bugs have been corrected, including fixes for security problems.
Release Notes: All of Bill Sommerfeld's recent work on i386 MP spinup code is now checked in to the sommerfeld_i386mp_1 branch. Significant known bugs include the inability to work if the boot cpu is not at apic id 0, a lack of support for dynamic interrupt allocation (so pcmcia and cardbus won't work right), and ioapic does not work without MULTIPROCESSOR. See http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-smp/2000/02/22/0000.html for more details.
Release Notes: The NetBSD 1.4 release is a substantial improvement over its predecessors. We have provided numerous significant functional enhancements, including support for many new devices, integration of hundreds of bug fixes, new and updated kernel subsystems, and many userland enhancements. The results of these improvements is a stable operating system fit for production use that rivals most commercially available systems. <P>It is impossible to completely summarize the nearly two years of development that went into the NetBSD 1.4 release. For highlights of the 1.4 change list, please see our web site.