There's a package system wiki up at http://www.livebsd.com/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/wiki/dflypkg. I'm waiting for someone to use that spiffy DFUI used in the installer to make a good packaging system...
The DragonFly Installer is now at version RC1.002. This version now better handles canceling an action, creates a
/procmountpoint, and does a better job of autoguessing partition size.
David Rhodus has announced Crescent Anchor, a company selling SilverOS, based on DragonFly. If you are an experienced C programmer looking for work, you may want to see this job link on the FreeBSD Jobs mailing list.
There's another ISO mirror at http://nibble.hp48.org/dragonfly/iso-images/.
The DragonFly Installer now installs RC1.
Antonio Dolcetta translated the installation README into Italian, at http://gelo.dolcetta.net/antonio/docs/dragonfly.README.it.
The port for acpitools may not work; if you want to take advantage of the new ACPI support, Hiten Pandya pointed at http://les.ath.cx/DragonFly/
Matt Dillon posted an announcement about 1.0RC1 last night on the kernel mailing list; it contins some important notes about ACPI.
Mirror list: http://home.hackerheaven.org/~coolvibe/mirrors Devon O'Dell San Jose California, 100Mbit
noskill: NYC, NY, 100mbit
Devon O'Dell: Amsterdam Zuidoost Holland, 100Mbit
vDong: Zeist The Netherlands, idespeed (5400rpm)
jage: Stockholm Sweden, 100Mbit.
Lukkie: AMS, NL, 10mbit
corecode: Germany, 100Mbps
hernan43: Minnesota, USA 100Mbit
The DragonFlyBSD LiveCD is at version 0.3. It was 1.2 previously, so I assume the major number was dropped to emphasize that it's not released yet. What's new? I don't know, as I haven't been in #dfinstaller (on EFNet) this weekend.
'walt' found out that if you switch from GCC 2 to GCC 3 (and probably vice versa), libtool needs to be rebuilt.
Mat Dillon has committed YONETANI Tomokazu's extensive ACPI changes.
Matt Dillon has enabled the SIO FIFO (1655x) (don't ask me what that is...) to reduce latency when that little spinning / | \ - bar thing runs during inital boot. I note this just so I can say: "DragonFly - we even twiddle fast."
If you're building world and you see errors on
named, do these steps as described by Matt Dillon: Run cvsup cd /usr/src/usr.sbin rm -rf named cvs update named Matt describes in a separate post how the -Pd options to cvs updates can prune and create directories as needed.
As Erik P. Skaalerud pointed out in the bugs list, there's been a lot of source changes lately. If you encounter an error when doing a buildworld/buildkernel, update your sources and try again. A number of people have managed to fall right inbetween updates lately.
Hiten Pandya and Matt Dillon have put together a debug script area for the kernel. Pasted here is Hiten's commit message. (more…)
I've committed the initial "port" of the FreeBSD Handbook into the doc repository. It's not yet built into the site, but you can see a test version at http://forknibbler.com/guide/. Anyone who wants to add/rewrite a section is strongly encouraged - send it to the submit 'at' dragonflybsd.org mailing list.
David Rhodus has removed GCC 3.3 from the tree, since GCC 3.4 is in. '
make upgrade' during upgrade will clean it out.
The ISO on the DragonFly download page has been updated. This version has an an updated ATA driver, and some other patches that are not yet part of the normal codebase, in an effort to help out some folks that have been reporting installation difficulty.
Beta 1.2a, released as of Fri Jun 23 13:30:40 GMT 2004.