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OpenBSD 4.4 seen in the wild

Contributed by weerd on from the fresh-from-the-press dept.

OpenBSD 4.4 cover

It's been just a bit over a month since pre-orders for 4.4 opened up and already the first sets have been spotted in the wild (OK, on my desk).

As is commonly known, those that order early, get the set before the actual release date. Keep that in mind for 4.5 and for now, if you haven't already, please place your order right away (International, Europe).

Remember, CD sales fund the continued development of OpenBSD and CD sets are the only place for those cool stickers!

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  1. By Paulo Rodriguez (217.112.185.41) paulo.rodriguez@telenet.be on http://www.zcommunications.org

    Just received my OpenBSD 4.4 CD set as well, courtesy of our favourite one-man-software-shop operation Wim@kd85.com. Once again, kickass package! Thanks to Wim and the whole OpenBSD for yet another great release.

    Comments
    1. By Simon (80.177.208.217) on http://www.creaghan.co.uk

      >Just received my OpenBSD 4.4 CD set as well, courtesy of our favourite one-man-software-shop operation Wim@kd85.com.
      Yes, Wim does a great job, my 4.4 set is on it's way across the English channel. Since 3.9 this has become a favorite tradition of mine. It's great to get 'three disks of freedom' and helping to fund development of my favorite OS. Even if you're running 4.4-current then getting them, or making a donation is a good way to say "thanks and keep up the good work". Thanks Wim, and the OpenBSD developers, fantastic job (again!) .

      Comments
      1. By Howard (171.161.160.10) on

        > Just received my OpenBSD 4.4 CD set as well, courtesy of our favourite one-man-software-shop operation Wim@kd85.com.
        >
        >
        > Yes, Wim does a great job, my 4.4 set is on it's way across the English channel. Since 3.9 this has become a favorite tradition of mine. It's great to get 'three disks of freedom' and helping to fund development of my favorite OS. Even if you're running 4.4-current then getting them, or making a donation is a good way to say "thanks and keep up the good work". Thanks Wim, and the OpenBSD developers, fantastic job (again!) .
        >
        >

        Me too, since around 3.8 I think. I try to buy each CD set and a t-shirt with each release. I had to secure another tower to hold the CD sets! :D

        Can't wait for my new CD set (and t-shirt) to arrive. I wish the OpenBSD team would release the artwork as desktop wallpaper as well.

        Comments
        1. By Howard (68.209.134.179) on

          > > Just received my OpenBSD 4.4 CD set as well, courtesy of our favourite one-man-software-shop operation Wim@kd85.com.
          > >
          > >
          > > Yes, Wim does a great job, my 4.4 set is on it's way across the English channel. Since 3.9 this has become a favorite tradition of mine. It's great to get 'three disks of freedom' and helping to fund development of my favorite OS. Even if you're running 4.4-current then getting them, or making a donation is a good way to say "thanks and keep up the good work". Thanks Wim, and the OpenBSD developers, fantastic job (again!) .
          > >
          > >
          >
          > Me too, since around 3.8 I think. I try to buy each CD set and a t-shirt with each release. I had to secure another tower to hold the CD sets! :D
          >
          > Can't wait for my new CD set (and t-shirt) to arrive. I wish the OpenBSD team would release the artwork as desktop wallpaper as well.
          >

          CD set and t-shirt arrived yesterday... Florida, USA. Sweet!

    2. By Renaud Allard (renaud) on

      > Just received my OpenBSD 4.4 CD set as well, courtesy of our favourite one-man-software-shop operation Wim@kd85.com. Once again, kickass package! Thanks to Wim and the whole OpenBSD for yet another great release.

      Bonus points for Wim for having sent the CDs that early.
      Huge malus points to the belgian post for being late as usual and not have the CDs delivered yet.

      Comments
      1. By diw (diw) on

        > Bonus points for Wim for having sent the CDs that early.
        > Huge malus points to the belgian post for being late as usual and not have the CDs delivered yet.
        >

        Bonus is the term the French use in insurance for “no claims bonus” and malus for “surcharge”.
        http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/Bonus-Malus-France-encourages.html

        Comments
        1. By Renaud Allard (renaud) on

          > > Bonus points for Wim for having sent the CDs that early.
          > > Huge malus points to the belgian post for being late as usual and not have the CDs delivered yet.
          > >
          >
          > Bonus is the term the French use in insurance for “no claims bonus” and malus for “surcharge”.
          > http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/Bonus-Malus-France-encourages.html

          Indeed, the terms may not have been chosen wisely.

          Comments
          1. By diw (diw) on

            > Indeed, the terms may not have been chosen wisely.

            I was unfamiliar with "malus".
            So I googled. Makes sense.
            Bon (good) - bonny, 'bon chance', etcetera.
            Mal (bad) - malady, 'mal de mare', etcetera.
            Info provided for others.

            Best wishes.

      2. By Uwe (87.65.166.192) on

        > Huge malus points to the belgian post for being late as usual and not have the CDs delivered yet.
        >

        I second that! Living in Brussels, I have yet to receive the package.

        Comments
        1. By Wim Vandeputte (wvdputte) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/openmoko.html

          > > Huge malus points to the belgian post for being late as usual and not have the CDs delivered yet.
          > >
          >
          > I second that! Living in Brussels, I have yet to receive the package.

          Hmmm what is your order number? I can't seem to remember any Uwe from
          Brussels...

          Shipping out the packages this year is bit slower than normal as I'm doing it on my own this release, normally I had family helping but they fell ill. And the girlfriend strategicly went abroad until the 16th, meaning I will spend the next 4 days doing all the envelope stuffing and stamp licking ;-)

          By next week Tuesday everything should be shipped

          Comments
          1. By Brynet (Brynet) on

            > I will spend the next 4 days doing all the envelope stuffing and stamp
            licking ;-)

            You know what that means, Wim Vandeputte clones need only a few stamps. ;)

            Just kidding.

          2. By Tom Van Looy (81.83.46.237) on

            > Shipping out the packages this year is bit slower than normal as I'm doing it on my own this release, ...

            You have my e-mail address ... ;-)

      3. By Renaud Allard (renaud) on

        > > Just received my OpenBSD 4.4 CD set as well, courtesy of our favourite one-man-software-shop operation Wim@kd85.com. Once again, kickass package! Thanks to Wim and the whole OpenBSD for yet another great release.
        >
        > Bonus points for Wim for having sent the CDs that early.
        > Huge malus points to the belgian post for being late as usual and not have the CDs delivered yet.
        >

        Wow, I finally got them this afternoon. The look of the CDs is awesome and the T-shirt looks really great.
        I really like the story and laughed more than once. It's so real life and analogies are very well done.
        I am already compiling some 4.4 stuff on amd64,i386,sparc64 and macPPC. I can understand SGI and alpha are not on the CDs so I am waiting for the public release to install 4.4 on those systems.

        Does someone know if 4.4 will run on SGI Octane? I have seen that some support for IP30 is in progress, but I don't know the status and haven't got time to test on mine.

        Comments
        1. By Miod Vallat (miod) on

          > Does someone know if 4.4 will run on SGI Octane? I have seen that some support for IP30 is in progress, but I don't know the status and haven't got time to test on mine.

          Not yet.

    3. By Anonymous Coward (82.224.188.215) on

      Just got mine today from Wim.

      The t-shirt rocks!

  2. By Anonymous Coward (199.18.139.91) on

    That artwork is freaking awesome :) I might have to get one of those t shirts :)

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

      Episode IV.IV

      A New Hope

    2. By Anonymous Coward (85.19.213.88) on

      > That artwork is freaking awesome :) I might have to get one of those t shirts :)

      How large are these T-shirts? I can never seem to pick the correct size when shopping. Either I get one that is way too small, looking like I'm on my way to the annual gay parade, or I get yet another tent for two.

      I'm something like 185cm and 85kg. What size you do recon I should get?

      Comments
      1. By Renaud Allard (renaud) on

        > > That artwork is freaking awesome :) I might have to get one of those t shirts :)
        >
        > How large are these T-shirts? I can never seem to pick the correct size when shopping. Either I get one that is way too small, looking like I'm on my way to the annual gay parade, or I get yet another tent for two.
        >
        > I'm something like 185cm and 85kg. What size you do recon I should get?
        >
        XL probably. I take L with 174cm and 80kg and that does fit very well.

      2. By Wim (217.112.185.42) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/openmoko.html

        > How large are these T-shirts? I can never seem to pick the correct size when shopping. Either I get one that is way too small, looking like I'm on my way to the annual gay parade, or I get yet another tent for two.
        >
        > I'm something like 185cm and 85kg. What size you do recon I should get?
        >

        I'm 185cm and a couple of cases of beer over 85 kg, L is fine.

        Besides, if you order anything online in Europe and you are not happy, you can have it returned and exchanged, for example for a different size. Consumer rights, remember? ;-)

      3. By Sico (77.249.22.93) spamtrap@msh.xs4all.nl on

        [stuff deleted for brevity]

        > I'm something like 185cm and 85kg. What size you do recon I should get?

        I'm about like that and I always order mine a size M. I don't like that trend of oversizing clothes, and an M fits me just fine.

        Installing 4.4 on the test machine as we speak. ;-)


  3. By David Chisnall (137.44.2.39) on

    I keep seeing oblique references to 3D (and video / compositing) acceleration being added to X on OpenBSD, but nothing definitive. For a future Undeadly, can I request an interview with the people working to make this happen?

    Comments
    1. By Romain B. (88.161.145.204) on

      I agree, it would be nice to have an interview of oga@

  4. By clvrmnky (69.196.152.39) clvrmnky.invalid@gmail.com on http://clevermonkey.org

    That means me! I bet my t-shirt and DVD set is in the mail right now!

    This time I'm upgrading nice and early. I often let it sit too long... I'm hoping I can take the time to figure out the config file merge stuff that is in there (officially). This is really the only thing that makes we think "oh, not yet, it will take too many hours to sort that out."

  5. By Anonymous Coward (24.20.137.107) on

    This time it will be the first time I do not get the DVD set. A few months ago I converted my semi-annual purchase of DVD set + t-shirt into an equivalent regular monthly donation to the OpenBSD Foundation via Paypal.

    Comments
    1. By wim wauters (82.69.131.70) openbsd@unisoftdesign.co.uk on

      I can afford to do both, thanks to being a windows sysadmin... I need help :-)

  6. By David (132.170.212.146) on

    What do the stickers look like? Just curious as to whether they reflect the artwork of the release version, or if they're simply generic Puffy stickers.

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

      It is in the picture, appears to match the tshirt.

    2. By Anonymous Coward (195.137.231.42) on

      they are the same art work as the t-Shirt.

      Picture here - http://share.ovi.com/media/ymb.OpenBSD/ymb.10074

  7. By Ronald (194.229.234.1) on

    Yesterday the 4.4 CD's arrived here in the Netherlands too!
    Thanks a lot Wim for getting the CD's out so early this time.
    If you haven't already placed your order, get yours at:

    https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order.eu or
    https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order

    I'm off, my sparc64 is getting hungry ;)

  8. By Andrei GUDIU (andreig) andreig@openbsd-box.org on http://www.openbsd-box.org

    I preordered my sets from Canada since EU orders can't be paied with VISA Electron :). But hey, I know the waiting will be worth ;)

    Comments
    1. By Ville (88.192.76.90) on

      > I preordered my sets from Canada since EU orders can't be paied with VISA Electron :). But hey, I know the waiting will be worth ;)

      Actually EU orders can be paid with Visa Electron, depends on your bank. I ordered my t-shift about a month ago with Electron :)

      Comments
      1. By Wim (217.112.185.42) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/notforsale.html

        > > I preordered my sets from Canada since EU orders can't be paied with VISA Electron :). But hey, I know the waiting will be worth ;)
        >
        > Actually EU orders can be paid with Visa Electron, depends on your bank. I ordered my t-shift about a month ago with Electron :)

        Yes, it kind of depends from country to country, the brand name Visa Electron applies to various products (some are credit cards, some are just debet cards). Also, the restrictions put on by Visa permit online transactions and in some countries they prohibit.

        It even gets worse when you get to virtual credit card numbers, those you generate for one time use (with a limited time). Some work just great, some can't be accepted.

        My suggestion is always: just try them, if it does not work, we can always use an IBAN wire transfer. We could even get rid of all the credit cards and replace them with IBAN wire transfers, if only some bank would not (illegally) charge transaction fees to the sender of the money

  9. By yason (85.30.192.250) yason@linklevel.net on

    And my preorder is hiding somewhere. I have no information since payment was done. Earlier I have no problems with 4.3 + 2 T-sirts + 2 books, in spite of living in Russia.

  10. By andre (84.192.250.23) on

    It's in the mail here to (belgium). Thank you Wim for the fast delivery.
    the sun is gonna shine bright tonite :-).

    Andre

    Comments
    1. By wim wauters (82.69.131.70) on

      Today my 4.4 CD's arrived in the UK!

      Thanks a lot Wim for your hard work.

      If you haven't already placed your order, get yours now at:

      https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order.eu

      or

      https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order


      Comments
      1. By Simon (80.177.208.217) on

        > Today my 4.4 CD's arrived in the UK!
        >
        > Thanks a lot Wim for your hard work.
        >
        > If you haven't already placed your order, get yours now at:
        >
        > https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order.eu
        >
        > or
        >
        > https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order
        >
        >
        >

        Mine too !

        Follow the links, you won't regret it, and your computer will thank you !

        Thanks again.

  11. Comments
    1. By SolarCatcher (87.65.210.124) on

      > Pictorial evidence:
      >

      Peter, having learnt to always mistrust user input, how can we be sure this picture is from Bergen ;-)

      SolarCatcher

      Comments
      1. By Anonymous Coward (88.89.221.109) on

        > > Pictorial evidence:
        > >
        >
        > Peter, having learnt to always mistrust user input, how can we
        > be sure this picture is from Bergen ;-)

        Exhibit A: Norwegian keyboard.

        Exhibit B: the clock on the computer says "dag 11.10.2008" which means it's either Mandag (Monday), Tirsdag (Tuesday), Onsdag (Wednesday), Torsdag (Thursday), Fredag (Friday), Lørdag (Saturday), or Søndag (Sunday). Still have your doubts? Then let me present you ...

        Exhibit C: he seems to be running KDE. You kind of HAVE to be from Bergen to want to use KDE.

        I for one trust him. Case closed.

      2. By Peter N. M. Hansteen (pitrh) peter@bsdly.net on http://bsdly.blogspot.com/

        > Peter, having learnt to always mistrust user input, how can we be sure this picture is from Bergen ;-)

        Should have thought of something like this on Saturday: http://bsdly.net/~peter/44bergen03.jpg

        Then again, AC and others have valid points.

        - P

        Comments
        1. By Anonymous Coward (212.20.215.132) on

          > > Peter, having learnt to always mistrust user input, how
          > > can we be sure this picture is from Bergen ;-)
          >
          > Should have thought of something like this on Saturday:
          > http://bsdly.net/~peter/44bergen03.jpg
          >

          haha, nice ;-) Puffy is being held hostage, but still alive!

          For the pedants; I know, this proves nothing. Anyone could get a copy of the local newspaper, anywhere. The conspiracy continues; where is Peter holding Puffy, and is Peter really who he claims to be?

    2. By diw (diw) on

      > Another data point: Bergen, Norway. The package made it to my mailbox today a few minutes past noon.
      >
      > Pictorial evidence:
      >
      > http://bsdly.net/~peter/44bergen00.jpg,
      > http://bsdly.net/~peter/44bergen01.jpg,
      >
      > http://bsdly.net/~peter/44bergen02.jpg.
      >
      > - Peter

      Wow.
      Ten and a half meg plus for three photos.

  12. By Anonymous Coward (84.238.192.16) on

    Do we get an e-mail notification when our package is shipped?

    Comments
    1. By Wim (217.112.185.42) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/openmoko.html

      > Do we get an e-mail notification when our package is shipped?

      No. Not anymore.

      In Europe, we used to take a picture of each outgoing package but because the machine that did this died and due to time constraints, I stopped doing it for our shipments.

      If your package is shipped with UPS, you do get an email with a tracking number.

  13. By chort (64.81.243.137) on http://www.SMTPS.net

    Just got it in Santa Clara, California. I love the t-shirt!

    --
    chort

    Comments
    1. By J.C. Roberts (jcr) on http://www.designtools.org

      > Just got it in Santa Clara, California. I love the t-shirt!
      >
      > --
      > chort

      Second Sighting in Santa Clara County!
      I'm in hills above Los Gatos, California.

      Thanks to Austin & Computer Shop Calgary for the fast shipment!

      --
      JCR

  14. By Anonymous Coward (209.2.236.147) on

    In the wild at NYCBSDCon. CD's and shirts.

  15. By Anonymous Coward (69.234.180.33) on

    Cool, I guess mine should be in my mailbox in California any day now.

    I'm eager to try out two things: first, see if I can test it on VirtualBox; second, see if I can run all my Java web apps on it (JBoss etc). If I can do both of those I might switch my server over from Linux to OpenBSD.

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

      > Cool, I guess mine should be in my mailbox in California any day now.
      >
      > I'm eager to try out two things: first, see if I can test it on VirtualBox; second, see if I can run all my Java web apps on it (JBoss etc). If I can do both of those I might switch my server over from Linux to OpenBSD.

      I had real problems installing it on virtualbox, and although I now have it installed it doesn't seem stable enough to put in production. Attempts to rebuild the kernel fail in `make obj` which is quite worrying. Installing on qemu seems little better, the previous release worked without problem. Still I'm much happier running OpenBSD on real hardware.

      Comments
      1. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

        > > Cool, I guess mine should be in my mailbox in California any day now.
        > >
        > > I'm eager to try out two things: first, see if I can test it on VirtualBox; second, see if I can run all my Java web apps on it (JBoss etc). If I can do both of those I might switch my server over from Linux to OpenBSD.
        >
        > I had real problems installing it on virtualbox, and although I now have it installed it doesn't seem stable enough to put in production. Attempts to rebuild the kernel fail in `make obj` which is quite worrying. Installing on qemu seems little better, the previous release worked without problem. Still I'm much happier running OpenBSD on real hardware.

        Sorry, I should have said, failed to build the kernel, it also fails when building userland in `make obj`, which is quite worrying.

  16. By Anonymous Coward (66.42.177.242) on

    T-shirt and CD came today, USA, midwest.
    Thanks to Theo and team for another release.

  17. By Richard Toohey (121.72.39.141) on

    Arrived in Tauranga, New Zealand.

    Thanks!

  18. By Shane Pearson (59.167.252.29) on

    Arrived in Sydney, Australia yesterday.

    Big thanks to the OpenBSD devs, supportive user community and Austin at the Computer Shop Calgary for being so prompt!

    Another awesome release!

  19. By Tom (203.219.69.246) on

    I have not seen my cd set yet, I wonder when it will arive, I can not wait!!!!
    Getting excited :D
    Tom
    Tamworth

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (218.214.194.113) on

      > I have not seen my cd set yet, I wonder when it will arive, I can not wait!!!!
      > Getting excited :D
      > Tom
      > Tamworth

      I've always wondered what happens to people who "can not wait" when they must, no alternative. Hmmmmm....

      Anyway my order number was 2008/9/4-15:24:36-27725 and the package arrived in Panania NSW Australia before 0930 EDT if that is any guide for you.

    2. By Tom (203.164.123.14) on

      > I have not seen my cd set yet, I wonder when it will arive, I can not wait!!!!
      > Getting excited :D
      > Tom
      > Tamworth

      My order number is 2008/10/9-5:15:32-30941

    3. By Tom (tom) on

      > I have not seen my cd set yet, I wonder when it will arive, I can not wait!!!!
      > Getting excited :D
      > Tom
      > Tamworth

      Mine arrived on Thursday 30th October in Tamworth au and has been installed.
      Big thank you to all those who make the releases possible!

  20. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

    Mine have arrived in Hawai'i

  21. By André Luiz Facina (189.16.34.130) on

    A new system, a new history :-)

    André Facina

  22. By Nadeau, Frédéric (65.94.95.238) fred dot nadeau arobas google mail on

    Since nobody in Canada stated it before:

    Got mine,

    Québec,Canada

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