Incidentally, congratulations to Scott Ullrich on getting a ‘commit bit’, meaning he can now add code directly to the project. You may know Scott from his previous work on the Installer.
Matthew Dillon noted that a full make buildworld/kernel and installworld/kernel is needed on the next update, due to a number of changes he has made.
If you haven’t updated recently to catch the scheduler changes, you may want to do this in any case.
There were a few problems with the recent 802.11 commits; they appear fixed, but doing a
make quickworld will probably not complete. Try a
make buildworld on your next update, and it should sail through clearly.
Erik Paulsen Skaalerud now has daily snapshots of source and dfports available on his site. If you are setting up a new DragonFly install, this shortcuts having to update via CVSup.
Matthew Dillon’s made a number of improvements to the booter code, so (re)installing a master boot record may help those having trouble with the basic boot system.
Hiten Pandya’s updated IPFilter to version 3.4.35
I’ve changed the front page of the DragonFly mailing lists archive. There’s now a site-specific Google search, and the by-date listings are now linked on the front page.
Dragonflybsd.org is going to be a bit slow for the next week – the network link is being worked on.
The userland scheduling patch I referred to earlier is now in the system. This is a good reason to upgrade/rebuild, because of the positive effect of system response.
Einar Karttunen wrote a nice bit on “Maintaining local changes to the CVS tree”.
Matthew Dillon posted a patch for the scheduler that seems to improve DragonFly’s (already excellent) responsiveness. Normally, I don’t post about code until it’s in, but this can be helpful code for those willing to test it.