Hiten Pandya has now added a ‘-O’ option to
top which switches between the display of threads only, or processes and threads.
Sun is reportedly thinking about open-sourcing Java. There’s no timeline or specific commitment, so it all could be rumors. While Java for FreeBSD works on DragonFly (or so I’ve heard), it’d be nice to have it work officially, without jumping through license hoops.
Hiten Pandya has committed code so that
resident -l will return a list of all dynamic programs that have been made memory-resident.
‘GeekGod’ has also created a libdfui wiki. libdfui is the library being used to build the installer interface.
Thomas Belian made a post to dragonfly.docs asking if a translation of the documentation to German would help. I made a reply that is probably worth repeating:
“It would be nice to have; you may want to wait until the documentation is more “settled”, probably after the 1.0 release. If you’d like to write original documentation, that would help too, and that can be done right
We could use an extended section on networking setup, and a section on ports. If you check out the cvs target ‘doc‘, you can base it off the files there. Specifically, copy one of the chapter.sgml files in a directory under /doc/en/books/userguide/ and start working. If you are unfamiliar with the markup, you can read up on it at http://www.docbook.org/tdg/en/html/docbook.html“
Discussion of an improved/replaced ‘ports’ system ran on for a bit on dragonfly.kernel, and Eirik Nygaard reposted an important link: Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert’s extensive writeup.
(Watch for subtle hint!) It’s good enough to serve as a task outline for anyone contemplating ports work. (end hint)