OpenBSD 4.2 released
The OpenBSD project just announced some hours ago the release of the latest version of the OpenBSD operating system. The 4.2 release is dedicated to one of the well known developers from the team, Jun-ichiro "itojun" Itoh Hagino, who passed away recently.
From here, I would like to thank Itojun for all his work in the project, as well as all the help he gave those years to everybody that asked him about both IPV6 and embedded systems support in OpenBSD. We will miss him for sure.
Some of the highlights from this new release are:
- Native Serial-ATA support:
- ahci(4) driver for SATA controllers conforming to the Advanced Host Controller Interface specification.
- jmb(4) driver for the JMicron JMB36x SATA II and PATA Host Controller.
- sili(4) driver for SATA controllers using the Silicon Image 3124/3132/3531 SATALink chipsets.
- New tht(4) driver for Tehuti Networks 10Gb Ethernet controllers
- New uts(4) driver for USB touch screens, and the xtsscale(1) calibration utility.
- CPU frequency and voltage can now be scaled on all CPUs when running GENERIC.MP on a multiprocessor i386 or AMD64 machine with enhanced speedstep or powernow.
- Intel enhanced speedstep is now supported on OpenBSD/amd64.
- New support for the on die CPU temperature sensor found on the Intel Core family of processors.
- FFS2, the updated version of the fast file system.
- ifconfig(8) now understands IP address/mask in CIDR notation.
Those are only some of the new features and improvements I would like to highlight, you can see all the stuff here:
I would like to highlight that this is the first version of OpenBSD that ships with Xenocara, an effort to get a clean way to build and install X.org 7.2 with some external addons in OpenBSD.