OpenBSD 4.8 released

Valic —  November 3, 2010 — Leave a comment
OpenBSD 4.8 RELEASED -------------------------------------------------

Nov 1, 2010.

We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.8.
This is our 28th release on CD-ROM (and 29th via FTP).  We remain
proud of OpenBSD's record of more than ten years with only two remote
holes in the default install.

As in our previous releases, 4.8 provides significant improvements,
including new features, in nearly all areas of the system:

 - New/extended platforms:
    o i386 and amd64:
       - ACPI-based suspend/resume works on most machines with
         Intel/ATI video. Machines using NVidia graphics will not
         resume the graphics.  cardbus(4) and pcmcia(4) will still
         have some problems, too.

 - Improved hardware support, including:
    o New acpisony(4) driver for Sony ACPI control.
    o New itherm(4) driver for Intel 3400 temperature sensor.
    o New se(4) driver for SiS 190 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet devices.
    o New uguru(4) driver for ABIT temperature, voltage and fan sensors.
    o New owctr(4) driver for 1-Wire counter devices.
    o New pgs(4) driver for Programmers Switch found on some macppc machines.
    o Support for 82576 fiber and 82577/82578 (PCH) based devices has been
      added to em(4).
    o Support for 24-bit encodings and USB 2.0 playback has been added to
    o Support for Winbond/Nuvoton W83627DHG-P has been added to wbsio(4).
    o Support for RTL8168E has been added to re(4).
    o Support for 800x480 has been added to udl(4).
    o Support for M-audio Audiophile 192k has been added to envy(4).
    o Support for Intel Core i3/i5 internal graphics (Ironlake) has been
      added to inteldrm(4) and agp(4).
    o The ss(4) and uscanner(4) drivers have been removed.
    o Improved robustness of several SCSI/SAS/RAID HBA drivers, including
      mpi(4), mpii(4) and ciss(4). 

 - New tools:
    o iked(8), an Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) daemon.
    o ldapd(8), a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) daemon.

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