DragonFly and future planning

I put together a list of what I’m thinking could be in the next DragonFly release.  Going by our regular schedule, that’s a bit more than a month off.  Of note: Summer of Code material and defaulting to dports.  Follow the thread for more.


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5 Comments on DragonFly and future planning


  1. Vitaly_loki says:

    Does it mean linux.ko will be dropped too if you drop i386 in future

  2. Justin says:

    If nobody posts the linuxulator to 64-bit, then it would happen. We need Linux emulation on x86_64 whether or not there’s i386 support, in any case. It’s not an easy update, though.

  3. G.P says:

    DragonFly GUI livecd image should have possibility to install packages from repository. Currently it’s impossible because /usr directory is mounted in read-only mode.
    IMHO in future versions it would be nice to have UDF 2.50/2.60 support (maybe someone port it from NetBSD?). Actually for example I can’t read contents of Windows 7 DVD. Full virtualization solution (bhyve, VirtualBox) and possibility to limits resources in jails would be nice too.


  4. G.P. – it’s a CD. You can’t install packages from a repository because it’s running on a read-only medium. It’s possible to mount a memory-backed file system, I suppose, but I don’t know how well that would work out, especially if you install a bunch of packages.

  5. G.P says:

    This is what I mean. In mfsBSD CD /usr/local is mounted in memory, so you can install packages and it works fine. It would be superb feature for using DragonFly GUI CD for rescue or testing purposes.