I only own x86_64 hardware, but I'm happy to see that the OS lives up to the moto "Of course it runs NetBSD" and is introducing new platforms to the already extensive list 🙂
Honestly, and unlike what others have written, my hard drives are small and CoW file systems are of no use to me. Sorry, but I don't really care about
zfs and if its introduced, I do hope the possibility to run
FFSv2 is kept, its good enough to me.
I do hope to see increasing support for wireless cards and new hardware. Being on pair with Linux-4.4 series is very good already, keep-up the excellent work!!
The work already done on virtualization is awesome 🥳 ,
haxm are great additions and allow those who want/need to run another OS for those, natively unsupported tasks.
In all, I'm very happy with NetBSD already. It would be nice to convince Google to compile a version of
widevine for BSD. I would then be able to convert a few family machines, currently running on Ubuntu base, to NetBSD. They want their Netflix 🤔
Personally, I'd like to see a clean-up of the
pkgsrc tree. There're loads of packages, where the upstream project is either abandoned or dead. That's a lot of resources being used to patch and maintain software, that could be otherwise pulling/packaging more useful things. But, that's probably just me, as I'm a minimalist but also a modernist 😉
Along similar lines, a base system clean-up would be nice, e.g. why
ctwm in base? I know they are small, but a wm should be a users choice and one is more than enough. A similar thought goes for the number of shells in base and few other unnecessary things. I always remove
ctwm and I keep away from
linux-emul. Again, no big deal, just a thought.
One thing, though...
More and more things are done on a web-browser, so maybe time to think about how to keep the browser up-to-date. I'm happy running
firefox, but it would be nice to have it updated in between Q-releases. I know, I can build it from
pkgsrc-current, but I'd like to stick to one release.