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OpenBSD 4.2 available for pre-order.

Contributed by sean on from the every six months like clock work dept.

OpenBSD 4.2 logo

Pre-orders are now being accepted for OpenBSD 4.2, which is scheduled for release on November 1st.


This release contains many new features such as new drivers; huge network speed improvements; major improvements to sparc64, hppa and alpha architectures; FFS2; OpenBGPD 4.2; OpenNTPD 4.2; OpenOSPFD 4.2; Hoststated 4.2; OpenSSH 4.7; over 4500 ports; major improvement to the pkg_* tools; and much more.


Get yours (International, Europe) NOW, because security matters!


The new t-shirt and poster are also available for pre-order.

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Comments
  1. By Anonymous Coward (85.178.96.181) on

    Will the openssl bug went into 4.2? :(

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (87.194.34.157) on

      > Will the openssl bug went into 4.2? :(

      which openssl bug?

      Comments
      1. By Anonymous Coward (85.178.96.181) on

        > > Will the openssl bug went into 4.2? :(
        >
        > which openssl bug?
        >
        Fix in OpenSSL for CVE-2007-3108

        listed at: plus.html

        Comments
        1. By Brynet (Brynet) on

          > > > Will the openssl bug went into 4.2? :(
          > >
          > > which openssl bug?
          > >
          > Fix in OpenSSL for CVE-2007-3108
          >
          > listed at: plus.html
          >

          I'm sure if it's a major secure risk a patch will be available in -stable..

          4.1 shipped with several fault as well IIRC.. it can't be prevented.. always follow stable!

          Comments
          1. By Anonymous Coward (85.178.96.181) on

            > > > > Will the openssl bug went into 4.2? :(
            > > >
            > > > which openssl bug?
            > > >
            > > Fix in OpenSSL for CVE-2007-3108
            > >
            > > listed at: plus.html
            > >
            >
            > I'm sure if it's a major secure risk a patch will be available in -stable..
            >
            > 4.1 shipped with several fault as well IIRC.. it can't be prevented.. always follow stable!

            Of course it's just I fear it may gets "lost" during time and not get tagged for 4.2.

            In "my" Oppinion such things should get tagged imedietly even if the CDs didn't shiped yet to reduce the waiting time.

            Of course it's no fault of OpenBSD nor the Team, such things simply happen.

            Just wanted to mention it asap (same for the Ports but that's no whining thread)

  2. By James (jturner) james@bsdgroup.org on http://bsdgroup.org

    Just put my order in! A big thanks to the OpenBSD for another great release!

  3. By Anonymous Coward (67.72.98.58) on

    "Three CDROMs in a regular size soft-shell DVD case.
    The complete install components for FIVE architectures: i386, amd64, macppc, sparc64."

    Only four architectures are listed.

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (121.116.246.187) on

      > Only four architectures are listed.

      yeah, sparc is missing

    2. By George Koehler (Kernigh) on http://kernigh.pbwiki.com/OpenBSD

      > "The complete install components for FIVE architectures: i386, amd64, macppc, sparc64."

      http://www.openbsd.org/items.html#42 also refers to X.Org 6.9.0, even though http://www.openbsd.org/42.html refers to Xenocara and X.Org 7.2.

      I also noticed that Gnome, GNUstep and Xfce joined KDE in the list of highlighted packages. I should stop reading http://www.openbsd.org/42.html now; I have to remind myself that I will not be running OpenBSD 4.2 until November!

      Comments
      1. By Anonymous Coward (68.148.128.240) on

        >I should stop reading http://www.openbsd.org/42.html now; I have to >remind myself that I will not be running OpenBSD 4.2 until November!

        The song is *really* fucking cool this time too...

        No, I won't tell.

        Buy a CD or ten!

        -Bob



        Comments
        1. By tmclaugh (24.63.86.11) on

          > The song is *really* fucking cool this time too...
          >
          > No, I won't tell.
          >

          Will it be better than this?

          Comments
          1. By Anonymous Coward (68.148.128.241) on

            > The song is *really* fucking cool this time too...
            >
            > No, I won't tell.
            >
            >
            > Will it be better than this?

            I can say assuredly yes, because it will play without needing flash ;)


          2. By Anonymous Coward (193.195.0.102) on

            > The song is *really* fucking cool this time too...
            >
            > No, I won't tell.
            >
            >
            > Will it be better than this?

            I actually bought that single twenty years ago in a branch of Woolworths in Upminster, Essex. IIRC I was wearing a roll-neck sweater at the time...

            Comments
            1. By Anonymous Coward (24.89.228.211) on

              > > The song is *really* fucking cool this time too...
              > >
              > > No, I won't tell.
              > >
              > >
              > > Will it be better than this?
              >
              > I actually bought that single twenty years ago in a branch of Woolworths in Upminster, Essex. IIRC I was wearing a roll-neck sweater at the time...

              Good memory.

              Comments
              1. By Anonymous Coward (193.195.0.102) on

                > > > The song is *really* fucking cool this time too...
                > > >
                > > > No, I won't tell.
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > Will it be better than this?
                > >
                > > I actually bought that single twenty years ago in a branch of Woolworths in Upminster, Essex. IIRC I was wearing a roll-neck sweater at the time...
                >
                > Good memory.

                Indeed. It was an important time in the development of my musical taste.

  4. By Anonymous Coward (74.13.32.205) on

    And right in time for 7.3 of X.org to come out too, it's a pity those things never line up easy, so people who want the bleeding edge always whine about the lack there of. Ah well, thems the breaks.

    Comments
    1. By Bob Beck (68.148.128.240) beck@openbsd.org on http://www.hothornylinuxwankers.com/

      > And right in time for 7.3 of X.org to come out too, it's a pity those things never line up easy, so people who want the bleeding edge always whine about the lack there of. Ah well, thems the breaks.

      If you want bleeding edge, buy a CD and run current. Or donate
      and run current.

    2. By Anonymous Coward (82.75.29.106) on

      > And right in time for 7.3 of X.org to come out too, it's a pity those things never line up easy, so people who want the bleeding edge always whine about the lack there of. Ah well, thems the breaks.

      As they say on slashdot: I run Debian you insensitive clod !

      The Debian friends at Ubuntu are working on getting some projects to have there release-time more lined up.

      I presonally believe in 'release when it is ready' and I'm not sure how many projects will commit to a half-year release cycle or if they can stick to it.

      (yes I know OpenBSD does)

      Comments
      1. By Bob Beck (129.128.11.43) beck@openbsd.org on http://www.linuxisforporn.com/

        > As they say on slashdot: I run Debian you insensitive clod !
        >

        And as they say on slashdot "Netcraft Confirms it. Debian is Dying"
        All the world runs Red Hat.

        Perhaps you should take your trolling elsewhere on the debian lists, or
        onto slashdot where it just melds in with all the rest ;)

      2. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

        > I presonally believe in 'release when it is ready'

        as every project keeps a different schedule, waiting for them all to line up is harder to predict than the alignments of planets. That only becomes harder if they all "release when ready".

  5. By baldusi (24.232.180.146) on

    I've seen Heimdal stuck at 0.7.2 when the official release is already at 1.0.1. Does anyone knows what's the current plan for it? It seems that since OBSD lacks a practical LDAP authenticatication, Kerberos would seem the next logical choice, whouldn't it?
    The other question would be if at the current rate 4.3 is expected to include WPA and/or 802.11N support?
    And as a candy, really, what's up with the new TRM_VERSION? What new tricks will OpenBSD be able to perform now? I can guess a lot of new multirouting. But which exactly, I'd love to know.

    Comments
    1. By davee (86.8.136.75) on

      > since OBSD lacks a practical LDAP authenticatication [...]

      login_ldap seems to work nicely for simple LDAP authentication.

  6. By Leonardo Rodrigues (201.88.87.66) on

    What's the release theme? The recent pan-american games? The upcoming olympic games?

    Congratulations to the OpenBSD team. This one seems to be another great release =) Great improvementes on the network stack, and some really shiny new packages to tinker with!

    I'll preorder my copy and a t-shirt as soon as possible =)

  7. By Norbert P. Copones (norbert) norbert@tricom.com.ph on

    just ordered the cd and the tshirt :)

    Comments
    1. By Paladdin (213.97.233.52) on

      > just ordered the cd and the tshirt :)

      Same here!

      I've just pre-ordered my very own 4.2 CD set and a T-shirt for my girl. She should spread the word wayyyyy better than me! :D

      Comments
      1. By Anonymous Coward (206.248.190.11) on

        > > just ordered the cd and the tshirt :)
        >
        > Same here!
        >
        > I've just pre-ordered my very own 4.2 CD set and a T-shirt for my girl. She should spread the word wayyyyy better than me! :D

        I got one for your mom, cause I know she spreads fast and easy.

        Comments
        1. By Brynet (Brynet) on

          > I got one for your mom, cause I know she spreads fast and easy.

          Why exactly did you insult this person? does it make you feel "superior" in some way?

          Seek psychiatric help... goof.

          Comments
          1. By Anonymous Coward (206.248.190.11) on

            > Why exactly did you insult this person? does it make you feel "superior" in some way?
            >
            > Seek psychiatric help... goof.

            Why exactly did you insult this person? does it make you feel "superior" in some way?

            Try not to be so hypocritical.

  8. By Bryan Brake (24.25.215.203) on

    Order the CD, and 2 shirts... one for me and my little girl. She'll be the best dressed girl at daycare...

  9. By tmib (tmib) t m i b AT x s 4 a l l DOT n l on

    Just put my order in as well; CD, T-shirt and donation as usual. As always, my thanks go out to the developers and everyone supporting OpenBSD for making possible yet another wonderful release.

  10. By Anonymous Coward (195.29.148.251) on

    Just ordered CD set. Thank you guys for all the hard work!

    In my opinion, this release doesn't feature a very nice artwork. Altough it is very colorful it doesn't have that comic-feel past releases artwork had. I presume the author isn't the same one as in previous releases.

    Nevertheless, another great stuff from OpenBSD factory !

  11. By Marc (194.245.32.131) on

    great, ordered two cd-sets and two shirts. what a pitty, that they don't sell girlies (for my babe) online.

  12. By jean (jean) on

    I guess people from europe should order from this site

  13. By Anonymous Coward (124.171.173.133) on

    Done, thanks for the all the work guys. Keep churning it out and I'll keep buying it.

    Now, to convince my boss to migrate from Solaris ...

  14. By Arnaud (194.4.152.29) on

    Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
    The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$

    Comments
    1. By sthen (85.158.44.149) on

      > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
      > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$

      there's VAT to pay, for starters...

      Comments
      1. By Anonymous Coward (194.4.152.29) on

        > > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
        > > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$
        >
        > there's VAT to pay, for starters...

        You're right, VAT will be added after when you proceed the checkout so the diffence between internationnal and europe is 31.4% plus taxes.


        Comments
        1. By Bob Beck (129.128.11.43) beck@openbsd.org on

          > > > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
          > > > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$
          > >
          > > there's VAT to pay, for starters...
          >
          > You're right, VAT will be added after when you proceed the checkout so the diffence between internationnal and europe is 31.4% plus taxes.
          >
          >
          >

          Yeah, but just think, you get roads, health care, education, and
          pensions and the like..

          Meanwhile the americans can save all that money to put it in the bank for retirement, as the U.S. dollar will be worth so much more after another surge in iraq is successful..

          Hint to Europeans - that green grass over the fence... They've been painting it for almost 8 years now. ;)



          Comments
          1. By Bob Beck (129.128.11.43) beck@openbsd.org on


            > Hint to Europeans - that green grass over the fence... They've been painting it for almost 8 years now. ;)
            >

            Pretty soon it'll start eating their cats, and kids...

            Oh wait, it's already eating their kids...


            (I apologize.. I just read an amusing book about painting lawns recently ;)

          2. By Anonymous Coward (194.4.152.29) on

            > > > > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
            > > > > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$
            > > >
            > > > there's VAT to pay, for starters...
            > >
            > > You're right, VAT will be added after when you proceed the checkout so the diffence between internationnal and europe is 31.4% plus taxes.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            >
            > Yeah, but just think, you get roads, health care, education, and
            > pensions and the like..
            >
            > Meanwhile the americans can save all that money to put it in the bank for retirement, as the U.S. dollar will be worth so much more after another surge in iraq is successful..
            >
            > Hint to Europeans - that green grass over the fence... They've been painting it for almost 8 years now. ;)
            >
            >
            >
            >
            Thank's for this answer this explain all lol

          3. By Anonymous Coward (75.54.128.19) on

            > > > > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
            > > > > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$
            > > >
            > > > there's VAT to pay, for starters...
            > >
            > > You're right, VAT will be added after when you proceed the checkout so the diffence between internationnal and europe is 31.4% plus taxes.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            >
            > Yeah, but just think, you get roads, health care, education, and
            > pensions and the like..
            >
            > Meanwhile the americans can save all that money to put it in the bank for retirement, as the U.S. dollar will be worth so much more after another surge in iraq is successful..
            >
            > Hint to Europeans - that green grass over the fence... They've been painting it for almost 8 years now. ;)
            >
            >
            >
            > what money save for retirement? over here in the US people are losing
            thousands of dollars in the current stock market downfall and the high number of foreclosures.

            good job, to the OpenBSD devs for producing the best OS in OSS: blob free and ultra secure. once i get a chance i will order the CDs.
            cheers!

        2. By Wim Vandeputte (wvdputte) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/notforsale.html

          > > > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
          > > > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$
          > >
          > > there's VAT to pay, for starters...
          >
          > You're right, VAT will be added after when you proceed the checkout so the diffence between internationnal and europe is 31.4% plus taxes.

          No, VAT is included in the listed price and is not added when you proceed to the checkout.

          VAT is 21% here (Belgium)

          Comments
          1. By Arnal (194.4.152.33) on

            > > > > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
            > > > > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$
            > > >
            > > > there's VAT to pay, for starters...
            > >
            > > You're right, VAT will be added after when you proceed the checkout so the diffence between internationnal and europe is 31.4% plus taxes.
            >
            > No, VAT is included in the listed price and is not added when you proceed to the checkout.
            >
            > VAT is 21% here (Belgium)
            >
            >
            You're right for the VAT.

            So what is your answer to the question : why 31.4% more for European people

            Maybe :

            The distribution in North Amercia is made by non profit people
            and the distribution in Europe is made by a "company" ?

            You can answer : VAT + shipment from North America to Netherland + my profit which I can understand




            Comments
            1. By Wim Vandeputte (88.82.33.37) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/notforsale.html

              > You're right for the VAT.
              >
              > So what is your answer to the question : why 31.4% more for European people
              >
              > Maybe :
              >
              > The distribution in North Amercia is made by non profit people
              > and the distribution in Europe is made by a "company" ?
              >
              > You can answer : VAT + shipment from North America to Netherland + my profit which I can understand

              I really don't grok your math.

              First of all you need to understand that we don't buy the CDs from Canada in $US but $CAD. Currencies fluctuate. Now the $US seems to be favourable for us but I did not hear any of you complain when it was the reverse two years ago.

              So right now keeping in account the current exchange rate and banking costs + 21% VAT, it's EUR 45.20 for the CD, without the shipping and insurance. Shipping roughly adds about EUR 1. So that is EUR 46.20 for a CD.

              Now, how is that 31.4% more than the $US price? Isn't that 8%?

              Also, the Tshirts are not from the US or Canada, they are made here in Europe, so I can set the price as I see fair.

              Now, if each time the currencies fluctate, I have to change the price to EUR 47 or EUR 48, then I have to get all our resellers to change the prices as wel. And have fun cashing money and giving change for a number like EUR 47 ;-). That is why we keep round prices, it makes life easy for everybody. So that is why we charge EUR 50 for a 3CDset in a DVD package.

              Seriously, if you want to talk profit, check out where all the money went... look up our accounting info at National Bank Belgium (it's public info), last year on a 5 digit turnover, we made EUR 5k profit.

      2. By Anonymous Coward (172.202.40.44) on

        > > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
        > > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$
        >
        > there's VAT to pay, for starters...

        There's VAT on tshirts too though - it's not just VAT. Does Canada have a sales tax? Is it the saem on CDs and tshirts?

        Comments
        1. By Anonymous Coward (172.141.195.89) on

          > > > Why is that : the European CD are more expensive than in other country but the T-Shirt not.
          > > > The CD 50 wich means 65.70$ T-Shirt 20 wich means 26.28$
          > >
          > > there's VAT to pay, for starters...
          >
          > There's VAT on tshirts too though - it's not just VAT. Does Canada have a sales tax? Is it the same on CDs and tshirts?

          For example there is no VAT on children's tshirts in the UK.

  15. By Alex Hafey (82.69.184.245) on

    2 CD sets plus donation on the way.

    also - Wim rocks!

  16. By Anonymous Coward (91.127.76.64) on

    And what about OpenCVS?

    Comments
    1. By Zach McGrew (zmcgrew) on http://zmcgrew.no-ip.com

      > And what about OpenCVS?

      I pulled OpenCVS from cvs yesterday to play with it. I'd say it's usable for small projects, but it couldn't update -STABLE. It through back a lot of errors about tags, but never mentioned anything else.

      Honestly I'd like to see more status updates for it, as I've become increasingly interested in it's development.

  17. By Anonymous Coward (216.68.198.57) on

    YAO (Yet Another pre-Order)
    Got the 4.2 shirt as well. Looks cool.
    Any seen the 4.1 shirt, in both blue or greenish, which is best? Considering ordering with 4.3.
    Hats or jackets would be cool, but low volume and getting deals isn't easy.

    Thanks again to Theo and OpenBSD team for yet another release!

    Comments
    1. By tmib (tmib) on

      > Any seen the 4.1 shirt, in both blue or greenish, which is best? Considering ordering with 4.3.

      I have the 4.1 shirt in dark blue, it looks very nice IMHO, although I prefer black shirts. I also love the slogan in front, I'd like it if more shirts would have the large graphics in front instead of the back.

      > Hats or jackets would be cool, but low volume and getting deals isn't easy.

      There *are* hats and jackets! Consider the picture album and the order form at KD85.com.

  18. By Anonymous Coward (172.141.195.89) on

    Does this mean that 4.2 is done and off to the CD press? If so - is it downloadable anywhere?

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (70.75.19.130) on

      > Does this mean that 4.2 is done and off to the CD press? If so - is it downloadable anywhere?


      Yes.
      No.

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