This is hopefully the last version before the final 1.0.0, that's why it's also called the 1.0.0 Release Candidate. The kernel is now stable enough to be installed from either a floppy drive or an IDE/ATA CDROM drive. It's also enough advanced to be able to compile itself, which means that it reached the long-awaited state of self-hosting.
The following is the pressumably final list of packages ported (GNU mostly):
bash-4.1 bc-1.06 binutils-2.22 byacc-20170709 bzip2-1.0.6 coreutils-8.26 cpio-2.12 dialog-1.3-20171209 diffutils-2.9 e3-2.7.1 ed-1.4 enscript-1.6.6 expat-2.2.5 file-5.32 findutils-4.4.2 flex-2.5.35 gawk-3.1.0 gcc-4.7.1 gmp-5.0.5 grep-2.20 grub-0.97 gzip-1.4 less-451 libuuid-1.0.3 lookbusy-1.4 m4-1.4.12 make-3.82 mpc-1.0.1 mpfr-3.1.1 nano-2.4.3 nasm-2.07 ncurses-5.9 newlib-2.2.0 patch-2.6.1 readline-6.3 sed-4.2.2 stress-1.0.4 tar-1.25 termcap-1.3.1 texinfo-4.13 time-1.7 units-2.16 vim-6.4 vttest-20140305 wdiff-1.2.2 which-2.20 xz-5.0.8 zlib-1.2.11
I plan to include support for the
sys_select system call by the release of the 1.0 version.
As always, see the ChangeLog for all the details.