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In a message to tech@, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) wrote:

We intend to only build syspatches for one release in the future.
Errata patches will continue to be generated for 2 releases.

The reasoning is syspatch on 2 architectures for 2 releases requires 4
machines, and therefore twice the handholding.  It seems better to keep
the time available to start doing syspatches for more architectures.

This can be seen with the latest TCB errata, for which there are patches for versions 6.1 and 6.2, but a binary update only for 6.2.

OpenBSD 6.2 Released

A few days ahead of the date hinted at by the work-in-progress release page, OpenBSD 6.2 was released today, October 9th 2017.

Notable changes in this release are as always numerous, and include:

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autoconf/clang (No) Fun and Games

Robert Nagy (robert@) wrote in with a fascinating story of hunting down a recent problem with ports:

You might have been noticing the amount of commits to ports regarding autoconf and nested functions and asking yourself… what the hell is this all about?

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The Events and Papers page of the OpenBSD website has been updated to include links for the recently-concluded EuroBSDcon 2017.

Rather than reproduce the links here, we suggest readers head over to the authoritative source.

Video recordings of individual presentations are not available at the time of writing, but may be found when the multi-session room recordings are up.

Update: Events and Papers now has links to individual videos, and a playlist is available. (Thanks Mevene and espie!)

t2k17 Hackathon report: Ken Westerback on dhclient progress, developer herding

The next hackathon reports comes from Ken Westerback (krw@), who writes:

Take a university Computer Science department that thinks a room full of OpenBSD hackers is a relaxing change from a room full of students, add spartan residence accommodations to motivate said hackers to maximize time in the hackroom, mix in a local host excited to host the crowd of hackers in his backyard for dinner and you get an exciting, productive hackathon.

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t2k17 Hackathon report: Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse on ports, ctf and vmm

After a few quiet days, here is a new t2k17 hackathon report, from Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse. Jasper writes,

For me this hackathon could be summarised in three words: ports, ctf and vmm.

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OpenBSD Community Goes Platinum

Kenneth R Westerback (krw@ when wearing his developer hat) wrote in to let us know:

Paypal and bitcoin donations from the OpenBSD community have made the community the OpenBSD Foundation's first Platinum level contributor for 2017!

Monthly Paypal commitments by the community are our most reliable source of funds and thus the most useful for financial planning purposes. We are extremely thankful for the continuing support and hope the community matches their 2016 achievement of Iridium status.

Sign up now for a small monthly donation!

Ted Unangst on notable recent changes in OpenBSD

The flak reports by Ted Unangst (tedu@) continue with part 627.

Update: Part 628

Update: Part 629