September 28th, 2004, 15:41
The NetBSD Releng Team has announced that the first Release Candidate for NetBSD 2.0 (ie NetBSD-2.0_RC1) has been tagged. This is a major milestone in the much anticipated release of NetBSD 2.0: from now on, any pullups must address some form of show-stopping issue to even be considered. The NetBSD Project encourages all users to test the binary snapshots that will soon be available on the release engineering ftp server.

If no pullups are necessary, then the 2.0 release should occur around the middle of October. Any fixes resulting in pullups will cause a second RC cycle to begin and add approximately 1-2 weeks more to the timeline.

September 28th, 2004, 19:44
I've been running NetBSD current on my main desktop for a while now. A lot of changes have been made since the 1.6 branch. Give NetBSD another look if you haven't played with it in a while.

It just rocks.