Nun ist es amtlich, das lang erwartete 9.0 Release ist draußen.
February 15, 2020 posted by Martin Husemann
Sixth months after the start of the release engineering process, NetBSD 9.0 is now available.
Since the start of the release process a lot of improvements went into the branch - over 700 pullups were processed!
This includes usbnet (a common framework for usb ethernet drivers), aarch64 stability enhancements and lots of new hardware support, installer/sysinst fixes and changes to the NVMM (hardware virtualization) interface.
We hope this will lead to the best NetBSD release ever (only to be topped by NetBSD 10 - hopefully later this year).
Here are a few highlights of the new release:
You can download binaries of NetBSD 9.0 from our Fastly-provided CDN.
- Support for Arm AArch64 (64-bit Armv8-A) machines, including "Arm ServerReady" compliant machines (SBBR+SBSA)
- Enhanced hardware support for Armv7-A
- Updated GPU drivers (e.g. support for Intel Kabylake)
- Enhanced virtualization support
- Support for hardware-accelerated virtualization (NVMM)
- Support for Performance Monitoring Counters
- Support for Kernel ASLR
- Support several kernel sanitizers (KLEAK, KASAN, KUBSAN)
- Support for userland sanitizers
- Audit of the network stack
- Many improvements in NPF
- Updated ZFS
- Reworked error handling and NCQ support in the SATA subsystem
- Support a common framework for USB Ethernet drivers (usbnet)
For more details refer to the official release announcement.
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