Subject: i386 1.5.1_BETA2 test release available
To: None <>
From: Havard Eidnes <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/16/2001 17:39:16

binaries for the NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA2 test release can now be picked
up from

Notable additions since 1.5.1_BETA (please consult CHANGES-1.5.1
for the full list of updates):

 o DHCP bugfixes
 o Accton en2242 support added to tlp(4)
 o sysctl variable net.inet.ip.maxfragpackets introduced
 o Stability improvements for pciide Promise Ultra/100 adapters
 o Default NMBCLUSTERS is bumped by x4, except in TINY kernels
 o DIAGNOSTIC option removed from shipped kernel configs (speed gain)
 o Many manual page fixups (xrefs +++)
 o In Linux emulation, return ENOSYS instead of doing SIGSYS
 o Driver for Yamaha YMF724/740/744/745-based audio chips added -- yds(4)
 o Number of BSD disklabel partitions increased to 16
 o Fix for having cardbus deal better with 16-bit pcmcia cards
 o Driver for ESS Technology Maestro-1/2/2E audio chips added -- esm(4)
 o 3Com ex(4) driver improved in 100Mbit/s operation
 o Driver for NeoMagic 256 AC'97 audio chip added -- neo(4)
 o Driver for Cirrus Logic CS4281 chip added -- clct(4)
 o Support for newer VIA and AMD 766 controllers added to pciide(4)

At this point I expect (and hope for) no major additions until 1.5.1
is released, so please test new and old features, and report any
problems via normal channels (i.e. use send-pr).

Best regards,

- H=E5vard