Matthew Dillon has committed code that makes a ‘
make buildkernel/nativekernel‘ remove the obj heirarchy before starting; this solves the occasional out-of-date file problem during a system build. Also, ‘
make quickkernel‘ is now possible, so if you are building a system with source that has not been updated since the last build, you can save time and use the ‘
quickworld‘ and ‘
quickkernel‘ targets instead of ‘
buildworld‘ and ‘
Emiel Kollof has updated (Jeroen Ruigrok/’asmodai’ committed) dfports/x11/nvidia-driver to version 18.104.22.168.
Joerg Sonnenberger has committed a large update, written by Andreas Hauser, to the port overrides for Xorg. It’s much more likely to work now, if you are looking to switch from XFree86.
“Micha³ ‘GiM’ Spadliñski” posted a link to a 80×15 DragonFly banner.
If you’re feeling religious: a petition for Flash on BSD.
MAtthew Dillon warned that the ongoing VFS work will make the use of buildkernel/installkernel absolutely necessary for kernel installation, for anyone using filesystems other than those built into the kernel.
The Center for Internet Security has released a “FreeBSD Benchmark and Scoring Tool“. This may also work on DragonFly.
Joerg Sonnenberger has committed the first half of Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert’s work on improving the IOCTL code, making support for (for instance) Linux calls much easier. Joerg also committed a change to module loading, suggested by Simon, which may allow modules such as AGP to load when otherwise they would not.
Eirik Nygaard has added message-passed syscalls into the system. They aren’t running for all users by default, but they will be once proved stable.
dragonflybsd.org will be going though some upgrades soon, as Matthew Dillon noted in a recent post. Notably, leaf.dragonflybsd.org is going to be an AMD64 machine.
The qt33 override is gone; TrollTech has incorporated Joerg Sonnenberger’s patches.
dragonflybsd.org is now back on a T1, with a slightly better connection. So, now you don’t have to use the mirrors, though you should.
Matthew Dillon mentioned something of how well programming is going, and how close we are to a major step in the networking cleanup.