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Douwe Kiela wrote in to mention that the Dutch Linux Magazine (October edition) has an article about DragonFly, written by him, and on page 48.
In this ONLamp.com story about the upcoming OpenBSD 3.6, it's revealed that apparently the new multiprocessor support will be much like the Big Giant Lock (BGL) in FreeBSD-4.
Andreas Hauser has a FireFox 1.0.1 package for DragonFly. Add it using
pkg_add -r url. (You may need this patch.)
While talking about other issues, Matthew Dillon noted that if you pull your source files from CVS to a local repository and then check them out, you should have a
update -Pd checkout -PThis will prune directories otherwise deleted in CVS but still present for "bookkeeping".
The latest entry in David Rhodus's journal notes the strange "unreleasing" of FreeBSD 5.3 back to first release candidate status.
(from bsdnews) Dru Lavigne of BSD Hacks and FreeBSD Basics fame has made a pamphlet called "BSD Success Stories". (Alternate link to the PDF) There's a mention of DragonFly in there. There will be another version of this pamphlet, so if you have a DragonFly success story, you should be able to guess what to do next. Here's Dru's original blog mention of "Success Stories". Also worthwhile in her blog is a visit to NYCBUG's recent event with Kirk McKusick/Eric Allman.
Joerg Sonneberger is itching to get rid of OLDCARD. Anyone using it?
Joerg Sonneberger added the NetBSD version of gzip. It uses the new libz, so it works more efficiently, plus it's not GNU, which matters to some folks.
Crescent Anchor has had a site redesign. Crescent Anchor makes FireFlyBSD, which is (as far as I know) a commercial derivative of DragonFly. The product is showing up in Google ads, too.
Yeah, OK, I've been traveling, and not keeping up, if you can't tell by all the posts today. There's a Quicktime video of fearless leader Matthew Dillon up on Daemonnews, found by Emiel Kollof. (A direct link to the .mov file if you don't have movie playing working with your browser-of-choice)
Liam J. Foy has commit access, the lucky fellow. There's been a number of new committers added - Hidetoshi Shimokawa, YONETANI Tomokazu, and Scott Ullrich. DragonFly commit status is not as exclusive a club as with FreeBSD, so I've been lax in keeping track.
Matthew Dillon posted that the Stable tag will be moved up as of late tonight. A new "known good" ISO image should be up later this week, too.
GNU readline 5.0 has been committed by Joerg Sonnberger, from suggestions by Simon 'corecode' Schubert. Joerg also added GDB 6.2.1 which (at this point) requires "make obj; make depend all install" in
gnu/usr.bin/gdbin order to use it.
Joerg Sonnenberger removed gcc 3.3 - nobody should miss it, as gcc 3.4 is installed.
uname -awill now use the CVS tag from the cvsup of code involved in building that kernel. In more explicit terms, DragonFly_Stable will now be reported as such, instead of CURRENT.
Matthew Dillon's idea about installing a kernel with debug symbols made it to the FreeBSD-current mailing list; much discussion ensued.
Ever wonder how to save those crash dumps, especially if your
/varis teeny-tiny? Wonder no more.