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Re: What's new in NetBSD?

Hi Cwr,

far from being able to answer exhaustively (I also dropped off sometime), here's a few updates I recall, some may even be older than 3.x:
  - no sendmail anymore by default, but postfix
  - sysupdate in addition of etcupdate
  - netbsd's new-style ramdisk: miniroot
- memstick install media (
  - LVM in current (otherwise there's a package)
  - boot -z to boot the userland silently
  - ...

Hubert's blog helped me to remember a few ones.


cwr sysadmin wrote:
So, something like 2 years ago, I upgraded my primary server from 1.6 to 3.3.1. 
For those two years, I really became inactive ... dropped off the mailing 
lists, stopped fiddling with settings, stopped poking at pkgsrc-wip ... and 
generally (with the exception of a couple of power outages) my server sat there 
and served. Today, I upgraded to 5.1, and that got me wondering: what's new in 

Sure, I can go read all of the release notes and dig through the Guide, but that's not really what 
I'm after. What would be really cool is something that said, "Hey, If you've been away from 
NetBSD for a while, you should really go check out ZYX and ABC. And you should _really_ upgrade 
your temp file system to foobar."  Or some such "doc". OK. Maybe we don't actually 
need that doc; and maybe if we do, then this email should be over in advocacy or something; and 
maybe there is such a doc and I'm just missing it. But ... any suggestions? (Either with respect to 
reading, or specific features/setting I'll want to monkey with?).


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