Scott Ullrich noted (via IRC) that there’s a DragonFly forum over at bsdnexus.com.
The software used for this page has been upgraded; there shouldn’t be any visible changes for now.
forknibbler.com is down; that’s where I host builds of material that is in doc CVS. It’ll be up as soon as I can get to the physical location.
What’s next for the installer team? They’re working on an upgrade path (a wiki, not much there yet) for the installer, from FreeBSD 4.x to DragonFly.
‘MACHINE’ pointed at a Wine mailing list discussion about problems getting WINE to compile on FreeBSD; he wondered if the necessary changes could be made in DragonFly to accomodate WINE.
When compiling Mozilla, FireFox, or Thunderbird, you should stick with gcc 2.95.
Emiel Kollof is working on a new version of the NVIDIA driver to match their upcoming new release. He’s also working on the settings application. Also, Emiel posted a patch to submit@. If you are using the NVIDIA binary griver, please try it out.
There’s an errata page for the recent DragonFly release, now on the dragonflybsd.org site.
Some people have reported timing problems with DragonFly – time speeds up depending on load. (Insert OS joke here.) Matthew Dillon’s added the hw.i8254 sysctl for checking current values. He’s also made it possible to boot the Live CD for those with SCSI hard drives.
Devon H. O’Dell and Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has done an initial port of
pf for DragonFly.
Bosko Milekic is putting together a benchmark setup for various BSDs – he mentions that DragonFly will be tested there, eventually.
There’s a thread on the freebsd-current mailing list with some posts from Matthew Dillon (look for subject: ‘Re: panic: APIC: Previous IPI is stuck’) talking about how DragonFly’s IPI model would benefit FreeBSD enormously if ported over; no new facts, but a good read.
According to various reports, VirtualPC 2004 (XP), VirtualPC 6 (Mac), and VMWare 4.5.1+ should work fine if you want to run a virtual Dragonfly.
A NFS optimization brought about a short conversation, culminating in Matt Dillon’s thoughts about NFS performance.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai has committed support for a number of different Firewire and USB chipsets. Check the commits list for info.
Open Sound System 3.99.1d has been released for DragonFly.
There’s a new image available that fixes the installer problem when installing to a partition that isn’t the last one on the disk.
Hiten Pandya commited YONETANI Tomokazu’s changes that make the very essential tool portupgrade deal with ports that have DragonFly-specific overrides.