Subject: NetBSD-mac68k-1.4.2_ALPHA snapshot available (fwd)
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 01/15/2000 08:29:09
There is now a complete 1.4.2_ALPHA snapshot available for mac68k at

This snapshot is built from sources dated Jan 10, 2000. These happen
to be the very latest "release" sources for "src" and "security".
"xsrc" from Monday, however, was only XFree-3.3.5, while "xsrc" today
is up to XFree-3.3.6.

Note: 1.4.2 is to be an upgrade to 1.4 and 1.4.1, and all binaries
from each are binary compatable with each other's, with few
exceptions. 1.4[A-Z], on the other hand, are from a different,
unreleased branch, one which will likely come to be called _1.5_.

Don't let the "ALPHA" designation scare you. 1.4.2_ALPHA is already
the most refined and polished NetBSD release _ever_, only to be
surpassed by the imminent 1.4.2 release.

The 1.4.2 release will include, for the first time, an alternate
installation method for mac68k--a bootable "instkernel", which is
largely undocumented and untested. If you choose to try this, please
heed the precaution about having your data backed up, especially if
you intend to manipulate the partition tables.