One of the things i always thought holding OpenBSD back from attracting a larger user base is its lack of a simple way to upgrade the system – i am talking binary updates or moving to a new release. Learn about bluesnapper on his blog, a tool that helps with binary updates on OpenBSD, written by Ted Unangst.
I have no idea how i did not know about this tool or effort; i see so many people asking binary upgrades that i think there is a pretty big demand and truly hope this gets developed further. Reading the linked article above leaves me a little uncertain as to what the future is for that project. Anyways – now I’m off to learn more about bluesnapper so that in the next article i can outline using it step by step and what kind of issues where there on the way.