Contributed by ray on from the It's aliiiiiiiiive! dept.
Good things come to those who wait.
After eight months of work we've now released the final version of BSDanywhere 4.3 - Enlightenment at your fingertips, the OpenBSD Live CD.
It might take some time until the images are propagated to all mirror servers. Have a look at our download page.Be sure to check out this project if you need to try out or demo OpenBSD in a hurry!
There aren't much changes since beta 3, which is Good(TM):
We have removed bsd.rd to motivate people getting pure OpenBSD if they decide for it. We don't need the ramdisk kernel anyway because our entire system can be used for disaster recovery and other rescue tasks. While loosing the nice feature of being able to install OpenBSD with our CD's on the one hand, we're making a clear statement on the other: Get OpenBSD instead if you want to install it.
Since we gained some megabytes due to the removal of bsd.rd we added more packages. Besides Galculator, which has been integrated into the E17 menu, we have now mboxgrep, nemesis, newsfetch, queso, radiusniff, scanssh, smtpscan, ssldump, stress and stunnel.
While releasing 4.3 we're also making our official artwork publicly available. A big 'thanks' to Tim Saueressig for this awesome stuff! He also created some really nice CD cover labels.
Of course, some may ask why releasing a 4.3 release even though half of the planet is already hyping for OpenBSD 4.4. Well, it's quite simple: See our first final release as kind of a Release Candidate for 4.4. We are only packagers, we won't add feature over feature to BSDanywhere. Actually, some of us believe "we're done" ;).
There will be a 4.4 release soon, somewhere in November.
And last but not least, the usual propaganda: If you use OpenBSD or OpenSSH on a regular basis, to achieve your daily work or even to make some money - please pay forward by supporting the OpenBSD project. Buy a release set or donate money.
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