The DragonFly Installer is now based on Release Candidate 2.
I have a report of the RC2 ISO image at http://ftp.fortunaty.net/DragonFlyBSD/iso-images/dfly-1.0RC2.iso.gz having the wrong MD5 checksum; double-check when downloading. You should get:
MD5 (dfly-1.0RC2.iso.gz) = 9b39227698a0b7a4d4f3d18f7ad6ff75
There’s a nice screenshot at http://www.sitetronics.com/installer-config.jpg of the new CGI installer layout.
Matt Dillon’s posted his photos from USENIX 2004 at http://apollo.backplane.com/USENIX2004/.
YONETANI Tomokazu noted that there is a kernel environment variable called ‘debug.acpi.disabled’, to which you can specify the following keywords:
acad bus button children cmbat cpu ec
isa lid pci pci_link sysresource thermal timer
“acpi” disables everything
“bus” disables “children”
“pci” disables “pci_link”
The Installer is at version RC1.004c.
Mat Dillon noted in a posting on the submit mailing list that he intends to roll Release Canidate 2 today. He’s also committed changes to the serial output during boot that may fix booting for some laptop users, fixed CD issues for those with multiple CD drives in one PC, and added support for a number of different AGP chipsets.
A band named Universal Hall Pass (which is Melissa Kaplan, formerly of the band Splashdown) has a song called ‘Dragonfly’, two versions of which are available on the band ‘Sound’ page.
This has nothing to do with DragonFly BSD, other than coincidence in name.
Another day, another installer version.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai noted that cvs for DragonFly has proxy support. No, I don’t know what that’s good for.
Jonathan Fosburgh posted, on the kernel mailing list, some of his subjective impressions of DragonFly vs. FreeBSD performance.
Curious about what short-term goals remain for the installer? Wonder no more.
Matt Dillon’s (post-)updated his work diary.