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OpenBSD 4.6 Postponed to November 1

Contributed by jason on from the more-time-to-preorder dept.

Theo de Raadt announced an unfortunate delay of OpenBSD 4.6. Problems with the CD manufacturer have forced the release back to the normal schedule. Read on for the full details.

Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:41:12 -0600
From: Theo de Raadt 
Subject: 4.6 postponed to Nov 1
To: misc@cvs.openbsd.org

The 4.6 release will be postponed to Nov 1.

There have had serious CD production problems.  Because everything in 
CD manufacturing is so ridiculously outsourced, all I know is that the 
plant which was used this time (Q Media services Corp in Vancouver) 
have made about 6 faulty CD pressings in a row.  I will stop saying 
more, otherwise this will quickly turn into a rant.

We intended to release on Oct 1 because the tree was frozen earlier 
(as jj has described on undeadly.org, this was so that the f2k9 
hackathon could occur in August, with an unlocked source).

But we will go back to the standard Nov 1 schedule.  Sorry about 
the delay.

Thank you very much for those of you who have pre-ordered.

(Comments are closed)


  1. By Anonymous Coward (mehh) robert@openbsd.pap.st on

    Good luck to get that sorted!
    One more month to get the preorders in!
    Take care!

    1. By Bobby Bitman (bobbybitman) on

      > Good luck to get that sorted!
      > One more month to get the preorders in!
      > Take care!

      Yes, now I will be able to preorder instead of postorder, which I'd originally planned to do in order to know for sure my address will be what I expect it to be next week.

  2. By Kevin R (kevin) kevintreayNOSPAM@gmail.com on

    I just got my CD set in the mail.

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