Subject: Re: OpenBSD
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Martin Cracauer <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/22/1998 16:37:12
In <199809211912.PAA01507@Twig.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>, der Mouse wrote: 
> > Have you compared the code bases recently?
> I take it the code has diverged significantly, then?

I can comment on some userlevel changes. They often take a radical
approach to kick out a program instead of fixing it. Examples are
/bin/sh, which isn't any longer ash, but pdksh (which fixes half of
the SIGINT/SIGQUIT problems...) and tar, which is no longer GNU tar,
but pax. Radical approaches show up in other userlevel areas as well,
so I rate them as not very simlar now. The kernel area may be the
other way round (UVM etc.).

Martin Cracauer <>
BSD User Group Hamburg, Germany