PWLib is a moderately large class library that has its genesis many years ago as a method to product applications to run on both Microsoft Windows and Unix X-Windows systems. Since then the system has grown to having quite good application to areas other than mere Windows GUI portability. Classes for I/O portability, multi-threading portability, aid in producing unix daemons and NT services portably and all sorts of internet protocols were added over the years. All this over and above basic "container" classes such as arrays, linear lists, sorted lists (RB Tree) and dictionaries (hash tables) which were all created before STL became the answer to all our prayers.
Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.
The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.
Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.
Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.