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Waving the flag: NetBSD developers speak about version 4.0

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The NetBSD community announced last month the official release of NetBSD 4.0, the latest version of the Unix-like open-source operating system. Version 4.0 includes significant new features like Bluetooth support, version 3 of the Xen virtual machine monitor, new device drivers, and improvements to the Veriexec file integrity subsystem. NetBSD, which is known for its high portability, is capable of running on 54 different system architectures and is suitable for use on a wide range of hardware, including desktops, servers, mobile devices, and even kitchen toasters.

Meet the developers:

To commemorate the NetBSD 4.0 launch, enthusiast Federico Biancuzzi communicated with 21 developers to produce this expansive interview with loads of insightful information about the NetBSD 4.0 development process.

NetBSD Foundation secretary Christos Zoulas will discuss why sendmail has been removed and what goals the project has for the fundraising process. He wrote a lot of code, such as svr4 emulation, isapnp code, ptyfs, siginfo, ELF loader, mach-o loader, statvfs, pam integration, etc.

Liam J. Foy will explain the delay in the release engineering process.

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