Matthew Dillon has a rather lengthy writeup of the needs of a filesystem in a clustered latent environment.Â (i.e. DragonFly’s goal)
Found on the web: WarpBSD, a “project to incorporate OS/2 support into FreeBSD”, though it sounds like the vkernel now makes DragonFly a better choice.
If you want to read a very dense chunk of text, the “December 2006 Pkgsrc Changes Summary” is out.
UnixReview.com has 2 new articles up: “Parsing Web Form Input in CGI Shell Scripts“, which deals with the crazy notion of shell scripts handling interactive web pages, and “New Year, More Security Challenges“, which covers some U.S. federal law changes for 2007 that require computer data as part of the discovery phase of a lawsuit.
I’ve changed the theme, and added some elements to make this match the other DragonFly sites a bit more.Â If I’ve removed a link you need, please let me know.
1.8 has been branched in CVS, and release is scheduled for Monday.
An ongoing conversation about virtual kernels led to a description of just how virtual kernel and real kernel memory usage interacts; they are surprisingly well synchronized.
Matthew Dillon has synchronized Preview with the latest bleeding-edge code,Â to match up with the large number of commits lately.
Matthew Dillon reports changes to the kernel configuration file are needed now.Â Also, if you are running bleeding-edge code, a full buildworld/buildkernel is required on the next upgrade.
Branching for 1.8 will happen very soon; as soon as ACPI is ready.Â The release date has not slipped.