OpenBSD Journal

3.0 CD's to ship early

Contributed by Dengue on from the early-bird-worm dept.

From: Theo de Raadt

Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 10:05:37 -0700
Subject: CDs

It looks like the 3.0 CDs are coming in quite a bit before Dec 1.  We've
been thinking about how to handle this.

We think that the fair thing to do is continue with an official Dec 1
release date, but that the CDs will ship immediately.  That means some
of you may have CDs by as early as the 12th.

We expect some pressure to open up the FTP site once some people
receive their CDs... but if you like, there is a way for you to get
3.0 early ..  you know where to go ;-)

In about 4 days, we will start making -current snapshots again.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Ralink () on

    Really, I don't know where to go to get it early :-(.

  2. By seth arnold () on

    without a doubt, theo and the rest of the openbsd crew has got to be the best OS distributor.

    Honestly, who else ships CDs early? Who puts a brand new firewall implementation on those CDs? And includes cool stickers, artwork, supports ten platforms, *and* has top-notch documentation?

    All this for 40 USD?

    Thank you, to the whole OpenBSD team.

  3. By Patrick Myers () on

    A) If they are ready to go out early, why not ship them out early. Theo sounds like they're just going to sit on them.

    B) Why does it take 12 days to get places "at the earliest". I realize they use Canada ground or whatever, but I'm about a day's drive from Canada (I live in Boston, MA and to be fair Canada is a big place and I don't know where exactly they're located), so why does it take so long

    C) I know I could get the snapshot early, but I'd rather just have my nifty CD.

    All that being said, OpenBSD rocks and the more I use it, the more I love it. Great job OpenBSD team. I'm not bitching, I'm just stoked for the new release and I'm impatient.


  4. By Skip Freethrow () on

    I really want to try OpenBSD 3.0, but this new packet filter frightens me. It says it accepts ipf-compatible syntax. How different is it from IPF?

    Also, is it worth the upgrade from OpenBSD 2.9 if I only use it as a router/firewall? Thanks.


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