OpenBSD 5.5 Released

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From the OpenBSD Journal and the release page :
As you can now easily tell from the OpenBSD main web site, OpenBSD 5.5 has been released.
Looking at the release announcement and other sources such as the release page , it's easy to see that there are numerous goodies in store for you:
  • A whole new traffic shaping system to replace ALTQ
  • Cryptographically signed base sets and packages
  • Automatic installation features
  • Improved hardware support, and more
Also, from OpenBSD 5.5 onwards, OpenBSD is year 2038 ready and will run well beyond Tue Jan 19 03:14:07 2038 UTC. The entire source tree (kernel, libraries, and userland programs) has been carefully and comprehensively audited to support 64-bit time_t.

64 bit time (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-05-02 16:30 (#1B4)

I haven't been following this issue other than keeping in the back of my mind that it *is* an issue. But it sure seems these guys are taking an aggressive stance in pushing fixes well in advance of their need, so there's sufficient time (no joke intended) to test, patch, and ensure. That's responsible engineering and I'm pretty impressed by it.

I'm also impressed this article didn't immediately become a bitchfest about Theo, the way most openBSD posts on Slashdot used to. Focus on the technology, not the personalities. OpenBSD is damned impressive, even if it doesn't like my hardware :( And to all you guys using it as a desktop out there: you have my respect.
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