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Announcing Release Candidate 1 for NetBSD 6.0

Announcing Release Candidate 1 for NetBSD-6.0

On behalf of NetBSD developers, I'm happy to announce the availability
of the first release candidate of NetBSD 6.0.

Binaries of NetBSD 6.0_RC1 are available for download at:

ISO images and (for amd64 and i386) images suitable for installing
from USB sticks or other hard drives, and torrent files for
downloading via BitTorrent are also available, as well as Amazon EC2
machine images and .xva files for use with Citrix XenServer and Xen
Cloud Platform.

Fixes since NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 

Thanks to tremendous testing support from the community, we are very
pleased with the state of this release candidate. A number of
improvements and fixes have been made since NetBSD 6.0_BETA2. Here's a

* Fixed bugs in iscsid target handling and with large writes to iscsi devices
* Fixed some amd64 trap-handling issues
* Lots of fixes and improvements for npf(4)
* Renamed wake(8) to wakeonlan(8)
* Pass "boothowto" from the bootloader to the kernel on sparc/sparc64
* various PUFFS/libperfuse fixes in support of glusterfs on NetBSD
* Update BIND to 9.9.1-P2 to address CVE-2012-1667, CVE-2012-3817 and
* Build SQLite with SQLITE_ENABLE_COLUMN_DATA to address PR/46322
* Fix bootstrapping the build system on some Linux distributions
* Enable wsfb X server on vax
* Prevent a crash when mmap()ing a block device. PR/38889
* Sort vif and vbd device IDs on Xen so attach order is consistent
* Make xf86-video-intel and i915drm driver work on some Atom 
  + GMA3150 graphics chipsets
* Update Postfix to version 2.8.11
* Add urtw(4) and urtwn(4) wireless drivers
* Switch device database and terminfo database to cdb(5)
* Fix Soekris net4801 disk booting (PR/46027)
* Fixed a gcc bug: setjmp vs. unchanged register values (PR/45837)
* Make all ttyE* entries use the wsvt25 term type (PR/10127)
* Fix a bad interaction between ps(1) and ptyfs(4) (PR/40813)
* Use HOST_SH instead of sh for MAKEDEV for cross builds (PR/46537)
* Add support for Intel I350 Ethernet to the wm(4) driver
* Fix several critical bugs in the x68k port
* Remove wrong claims in md5(1) (PR/44160)
* Support rc_directories in rc.shutdown (PR/46601)
* Stop routed(8) from losing kernel routes (PR/44647)
* Fix lack of carrier on hme(4) on some sparc64 machines (PR/46424)
* Fix a panic triggered by ktrace -p <pid> (PR/46591)
* Avoid failing upgrades due to spurious errors (PR/12020)
* Use 32KB/4KB for default block/fragment size on >= 128 GB
  partitions (PR/46629)
* Fix gem(4) recovery after a receiver overflow (PR/46260)
* Improved support for disk "wedges"
* Fix a crash that can happen transferring large blocks over a 
  network. (PR/43240)
* Improve linux32 compat
* Changed root's default shell to /bin/sh
* Fixed issues booting from CD-ROM on some i386 and amd64 systems
* Update to tzdata2012e
* Avoid sending bad RA packets with rtadvd(8) (PR/46580)
* Fix calling setroot(9) twice (PR/46732)
* Add initial support for the RaspberryPI, sufficient to boot multiuser and
  access the gpio header pins via serial console, but no USB or network 
  support yet
* Fix cc -fpie on sparc and sparc64 PR/46724
* Don't create BSD-style pty nodes by default, since ptyfs is mounted by
* Update OpenSSL to version 1.0.1c with AES-NI patch.
* Switch off DIAGNOSTIC and/or DEBUG on release kernels
* Fix problem with mmap and program exit (PR/46807)
* Don't panic when shutting down a bridge(4) (PR/46587)
* Fix locale issues in static binaries (PR/46781)
* Make a number of USB memory sticks and SD card readers work which were
  not usable before.

Please continue to report problems and to help us test!

Known Issues

There are a small number of known issues which we expect to have fixed
before the release. These fixes may require a second release

* The OpenSSL update caused the major number of some libraries to be
  bumped;  some software which uses these libraries may need to be
  recompiled from NetBSD 6.0_BETA2 and earlier, or binary packages may
  need to be reinstalled.
* The vax port has a shared library problem and is not bootable
* ntpd(4) broadcast operation is not working
* A panic can happen when an nfs rename operation fails
* The i386 port may not boot correctly on a 486 system
* A kernel with options DIAGNOSTIC may panic if an isp(4) card is installed
* Xen: an amd64 DOM0 can not start X11 PR/46634

As always, please help us out by testing these changes and reporting
problems either to an appropriate mailing list, via send-pr, or via
the web form:

Thanks again for your help in making NetBSD 6.0 the best release yet!

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