domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2008

OpenBSD 4.4 liberado !!!

El 1 de Noviembre fue liberado el OpenBSD 4.4, el sistema operativo mas seguro, con solo dos bugs desde su creacion, aqui dejo algunos extractos del mensaje de su lider "Theo de Raadt"

We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.4.
This is our 24th release on CD-ROM (and 25th via FTP). We remain
proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote
holes in the default install.

As in our previous releases, 4.4 provides significant improvements,
including new features, in nearly all areas of the system:

- New/extended platforms:
o OpenBSD/sparc64.
Fujitsu's SPARC64-V, SPARC64-VI and SPARC64-VII processors are supported
now, which means that many of the PRIMEPOWER machines and the SPARC
Enterprise M4000/M5000/M8000/M9000 work now.
Sun's UltraSPARC VI processors are supported now. Many of Sun's
mid-range and high-end servers with these processors or UltraSPARC III
and UltraSPARC III+ processors work now.
Sun's UltraSPARC T1 and UltraSPARC T2 processors are supported now,
which means the sun4v architecture is now supported and machines like
the SPARC Enterprise T1000 and SPARC Enterprise T5220 work now.
o OpenBSD/socppc.
For machines based on the Freescale MPC8349E
System-on-Chip (SoC) platform that use Das U-Boot as a boot loader.
o OpenBSD/landisk: added shared libraries support.

- Improved hardware support, including:
o Support for Intel G33 and G35 chipsets in agp(4).
o Preliminary support for UVC USB webcams: uvideo(4) and video(4).
o WPA/WPA2-PSK support for several models of wireless cards.
o Openchrome(4) and geode(4) video card drivers for X.Org.
o New vmt(4) driver, implements VMware Tools.
o New auglx(4) driver for AMD Geode LX CS5536 integrated AC'97 audio.
o New ix(4) driver for Intel 82598 PCI Express 10Gb Ethernet.
o New acpithinkpad(4) driver provides additional ACPI support for
IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad laptops.
o New acpiasus(4) driver provides additional ACPI support for ASUS
laptops including the EeePC.
o The ath(4) now now supports many more Atheros wireless devices.
o The ciss(4) driver now supports HP Smart Array P212, P410, P411, P411i
and P812 devices.
o The bge(4) driver has much better support for PCI Express chipsets
resulting in much faster transmit performance.

- Over 4,500 ports, minor robustness improvements in package tools.
o Many pre-built packages for each architecture:
i386: 5033 sparc64: 4862 alpha: 4852 sh: 1285
amd64: 4940 powerpc: 4466 sparc: 3381 mips64: 3099
arm: 4018 hppa: 1595 vax: 1954
o Highlights include:
o mozilla-firefox 3
o drupal 5
o Gnome 2.20.3.
o GNUstep 1.14.2.
o Inkscape 0.46.
o JDK 1.7.0.b24.
o KDE 3.5.8.
o Mozilla Firefox and 3.0.1.
o Mozilla Thunderbird
o MySQL 5.0.51a
o OpenMotif 2.3.0.
o 2.4.1.
o PostgreSQL 8.3.3.
o Xfce 4.4.2.

- As usual, steady improvements in manual pages and other documentation.

- The system includes the following major components from outside
o Xenocara (based on X.Org 7.3 + patches, freetype 2.3.5,
fontconfig 2.4.2, expat 2.0.1, Mesa 7.0.3, xterm 234 and more)
o Gcc 2.95.3 (+ patches) and 3.3.5 (+ patches)
o Perl 5.8.8 (+ patches)
o Our improved and secured version of Apache 1.3, with SSL/TLS and DSO
o OpenSSL 0.9.7j (+ patches)
o Groff 1.15
o Sendmail 8.14.3, with libmilter
o Bind 9.4.2-P2 (+ patches)
o Lynx 2.8.5rel.4 with HTTPS and IPv6 support (+ patches)
o Sudo 1.6.9p17
o Ncurses 5.2
o Latest KAME IPv6
o Heimdal 0.7.2 (+ patches)
o Arla 0.35.7
o Binutils 2.15 (+ patches)
o Gdb 6.3 (+ patches)

If you'd like to see a list of what has changed between OpenBSD 4.3
and 4.4, look at


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