Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai has brought in BIND 9.2.4rc7.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai has updated apr with some security fixes.
Matt Dillon and Joerg Sonnenberger have been making about a zillion commits over the last while; cleaning up the old callout_* implementation. It’s been split into so many commits so that folks from other systems can easily import them.
There is now a “stable” cvs config file at
/usr/share/examples/cvsup/DragonFly-stable-supfile for tracking the known stable point in DragonFly code. Added by Matthew Dillon.
dragonflybsd.org now has a new latest known stable ISO mentioned on the download page, and a new entry on Matthew Dillon’s diary page.
Joerg Sonnenberger warned that a full buildworld will be needed when next upgrading your system. You will also want to recompile any ports that use cam/libcam, like many CD-reading tools.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai removed the “host.conf to nsswitch.conf” conversion.
The aforementioned bug in compiling KDE 3.3 on DragonFly seems to be getting straightened out.
Matthew Dillon, on users@, gave a short outline of how to buildworld/kernel on a different, faster computer, and then move to another machine to install.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has a patch for libc that makes it possible to run multithreaded programs under xorg 6.8. If you really like testing out the bleeding edge, try it out.
Joe Love posted on the new users@ list a question about having the SPDIF output on his sound card recognized, instead of the analog out. Jonas Trollvik mentioned that the Open Sound System (which supports DragonFly) made his sound card work, including SPDIF.
Joerg Sonnenberger’s got the latest test version of PF available. This will hopefully be the last before it goes in.
There is now a mailing list specific to the Installer program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org – subject: subscribe
Emiel Kollof has posted bug 89544 for KDE 3.3.3, for getting KDE to compile on DragonFly. It may be worthwhile to register on KDE’s Bugzilla and vote for that bug, so that it gets “on the radar”.
Update: There’s related bug 89577 too.
Update update: Joerg Sonnenberger noted (see bug report linked above) that the DragonFly code can be changed to make this work, though the Single Unix Specification implies that the problem is with where KDE is looking. Quote below:
Continue reading “KDE Bug prominence”
Joerg Sonnenberger has commited a whole pile of updates to various network drivers, among them axe(4). He warns that anyone with a axe(4) device should give it a whirl, as the driver is untested at this point.
I’ve added a new article for experienced users new to DragonFly; it’s available in final form at forknibbler.com.
ps (from Matthew Dillon’s recent change) is now able to show which processes are and are not holding the “Big Giant Lock”, a symptom of multiprocessor use inherited from FreeBSD.
If you aren’t familiar with the BGL, Greg Lehey wrote a good explanation in Daemonnews. (look for the section labeled “The SMP Problem”)
The list archives now are tracking messages on the new email@example.com list.
In an ongoing conversation about Vinum on kernel@, Matthew Dillon notes what he’d like to see, Greg Lehey says Vinum should, generally, still work on DragonFly. As an outgrowth of this conversation, Matthew Dillon described what he plans next for VFS.