Contributed by pitrh on from the We will make you so much better dept.
Two important events of the OpenBSD 5.8 release cycle happened today:
- On the Orders page, pre-orders for the new release have been enabled
- On the Lyrics page, the OpenBSD 5.8 release song has been published, with links to OGG and MP3 formats available.
The release date is October 18th, to mark the 20th anniversary of creation the OpenBSD CVS tree, as Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) noted in the announcement:
Subject: openbsd 5.8 pre-orders From: Theo de Raadt
Date: 2015-08-19 15:18:13 We have just activated pre-orders for openbsd 5.8. The release date is oct 18, which seems a long time from now. This is being stretched out to ensure the CD2 production problems don't happen again. Oct 18, 2015 is the 20th anniversary of the creation of the CVS tree that we develop all our software in. For the file src/Makefile it happened at 08:37 Calgary time, so I presume I was doing an all-nighter... That is effectively the the birth of OpenBSD. anoncvs started up a few months later...
A day to remember, that's for sure!
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