"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
OpenBSD 4.2.

onlamp has an interview with the OpenBSD devs on what's new 4.2. Basically: Lots.

The highlights for me are doubled pf performance, IP load-balancing with CARP, and layer 7 hostated support (with HTTP/SSL hackery). Marc Espie's continuing improvements to the package management system are also no doubt going to continue making my life easier.

All in all, a very exciting release! Go buy your CD!

November 3, 2007 7:40 AM