Matthew Dillon noted that including a debug kernel by default may make bug reports much easier, at the expense of a relatively small quantity of disk space. After some discussion, it was generally decided to be good enough to implement. (Strangely, it saves disk space, overall.)
I’ve been changing jobs; I’ll do my best to catch up on news.
The aforementioned spamblocks are now on the DragonFly mailing lists, except for bugs@.
Matthew Dillon posted about some changes to the way the mailing lists work; this is to avoid the ever-increasing spam that has been coming in. The short summary is that is you post through news, or use your subscribing address when posting mail, it should work normally. Otherwise, read his plan further.
If you have an existing DragonFly system, and want to use
rm -I, it’s explained here.
Matthew Dillon changed the download page to note that dfly-stable-20041009.iso.gz is the best recent release to start with.
The DragonFly_Stable tag has been slipped up to correct a memory leak and incorporate the ‘rm -I’ fix. This does place the stble code right smack in the middle of the VFS changes, but those appear to be at a stable point right now.
Giorgos Keramidas, after reading an article about how
rm -rf / (i.e. accidentally deleting your operating system) is avoided by Sun, suggested on the email@example.com mailing list some changes to protect from that. An extensive discussion (bikeshed) ensued. See “Protection from the dreaded “rm -fr /” thread on the former link, if you are curious. It’s still not resolved.
On the other hand, this has been quickly fixed in DragonFly, without changing the basic function of rm. New installs will have this safer behavior by default, though the old unsafe setup can be restored if desired.
In a recent post to kernel about adding devices, Matthew Dillon describes how and why device adding on DragonFly deviated from FreeBSD-4, and how it could (eventually) lead to a different sort of devfs.
Matthew Dillon found that his recent VFS changes made linux_base-8 work again. Be warned that these changes are in the not-necessarily-completely-stable current version of code, not stable.
Joerg Anslik wrote: “Just order “3D-Wunschsticker” (5 is minimum) and send him a 300 dpi picture (or whatever) in a separate mail refering to the order number
This should work for any Germany residents; the dreamsticker.de is in German so I can’t identify if they ship outside of the country.