NetBSD 8.2 released, netbsd-7 branch support was extended

On 31st of March, 2020 the third release of netbsd-8 branch was announced. NetBSD 8.2 includes selected subset security and stability fixes, as well as some new features and enhancements. The highlights are available in release announcement. Full list of changes can be found here. Finally, the release can be downloaded from CDN service or any other project mirrors. It is recommended update for the NetBSD 8 users in case NetBSD 9 is still not an option.

At the same time netbsd-7 branch support was also extended for additional three months due to ongoing COVID19 pandemy. Typically support for N-2 branch ends around a month after the major release but considering the circumstances the project decided make an exception just in case. Stay home and stay healthy!

Last but not the least: the NetBSD blog had few interesting articles on ongoing development:

The GNU GDB Debugger and NetBSD (Part 1) by Kamil Rytarowski
Accomplishment of porting ptrace(2) test scenarios by Kamil Rytarowski
Towards backtracing through signal trampolines and fresh libc++ by Michał Górny