Vern had the following things to say: Many thanks to the 2.5 beta-testers for finding bugs and helping test and increase portability: Stan Adermann, Scott David Daniels, Charles Elliott, Joe Gayda, Chris Meier, James Nordby, Terrence O'Kane, Karsten Pahnke, Francois Pinard, Pat Rankin, Andreas Scherer, Marc Wiese, Nathan Zelle. Thanks to the many flex beta-testers, feedbackers, and contributors, especially Francois Pinard, Casey Leedom, Robert Abramovitz, Stan Adermann, Terry Allen, David Barker-Plummer, John Basrai, Neal Becker, Nelson H.F. Beebe, firstname.lastname@example.org, Karl Berry, Peter A. Bigot, Simon Blanchard, Keith Bostic, Frederic Brehm, Ian Brockbank, Kin Cho, Nick Christopher, Brian Clapper, J.T. Conklin, Jason Coughlin, Bill Cox, Nick Cropper, Dave Curtis, Scott David Daniels, Chris G. Demetriou, Theo Deraadt, Mike Donahue, Chuck Doucette, Tom Epperly, Leo Eskin, Chris Faylor, Chris Flatters, Jon Forrest, Jeffrey Friedl, Joe Gayda, Kaveh R. Ghazi, Wolfgang Glunz, Eric Goldman, Christopher M. Gould, Ulrich Grepel, Peer Griebel, Jan Hajic, Charles Hemphill, NORO Hideo, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Scott Hofmann, Jeff Honig, Dana Hudes, Eric Hughes, John Interrante, Ceriel Jacobs, Michal Jaegermann, Sakari Jalovaara, Jeffrey R. Jones, Henry Juengst, Klaus Kaempf, Jonathan I. Kamens, Terrence O Kane, Amir Katz, email@example.com, Kevin B. Kenny, Steve Kirsch, Winfried Koenig, Marq Kole, Ronald Lamprecht, Greg Lee, Rohan Lenard, Craig Leres, John Levine, Steve Liddle, David Loffredo, Mike Long, Mohamed el Lozy, Brian Madsen, Malte, Joe Marshall, Bengt Martensson, Chris Metcalf, Luke Mewburn, Jim Meyering, R. Alexander Milowski, Erik Naggum, G.T. Nicol, Landon Noll, James Nordby, Marc Nozell, Richard Ohnemus, Karsten Pahnke, Sven Panne, Roland Pesch, Walter Pelissero, Gaumond Pierre, Esmond Pitt, Jef Poskanzer, Joe Rahmeh, Jarmo Raiha, Frederic Raimbault, Pat Rankin, Rick Richardson, Kevin Rodgers, Kai Uwe Rommel, Jim Roskind, Alberto Santini, Andreas Scherer, Darrell Schiebel, Raf Schietekat, Doug Schmidt, Philippe Schnoebelen, Andreas Schwab, Larry Schwimmer, Alex Siegel, Eckehard Stolz, Jan-Erik Strvmquist, Mike Stump, Paul Stuart, Dave Tallman, Ian Lance Taylor, Chris Thewalt, Richard M. Timoney, Jodi Tsai, Paul Tuinenga, Gary Weik, Frank Whaley, Gerhard Wilhelms, Kent Williams, Ken Yap, Ron Zellar, Nathan Zelle, David Zuhn, and those whose names have slipped my marginal mail-archiving skills but whose contributions are appreciated all the same. Thanks to Keith Bostic, Jon Forrest, Noah Friedman, John Gilmore, Craig Leres, John Levine, Bob Mulcahy, G.T. Nicol, Francois Pinard, Rich Salz, and Richard Stallman for help with various distribution headaches. Thanks to Esmond Pitt and Earle Horton for 8-bit character support; to Benson Margulies and Fred Burke for C++ support; to Kent Williams and Tom Epperly for C++ class support; to Ove Ewerlid for support of NUL's; and to Eric Hughes for support of multiple buffers. This work was primarily done when I was with the Real Time Systems Group at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. Many thanks to all there for the support I received.