Joerg Sonneberger followed up on his own commit message saying that Perl seems to be out of the base system.
Andreas Hauser detailed his X.org 6.8.1 packages and caveats in a recent post to the submit@ mailing list.
Is anyone even using a 386 processor anymore? If you are, go look for some pocket change and buy a faster computer.
Matthew Dillon noted that all chronic bugs appear to have been fixed, this week.
Joerg Sonneberger detailed the changes inherent in using OpenNTPd, which will be in the system momentarily.
Matthew Dillon’s committed the next big stage of his VFS work; the commit message includes a lengthy explanation of what it touches.
Steven Looman pointed out a different way to handle ports: Portsnap.
Matthew Dillon reported that he and David Rhodus have tracked down and eliminated a longstanding bug that caused VM/filesystem corruption, dating from FreeBSD 4, which may even still be present in FreeBSD 5.
As a side effect, Matthew Dillon’s VFS work will get pushed into the most current code (HEAD). Unionfs and nullfs work has not been completed in the VFS code, so that means if you use HEAD and also use unionfs/nullfs, either don’t update for the next week or so, or drop back to DragonFly_Stable.
‘asmodai’ provided a link to this Intel web page as a reference for handling hyperthreaded processors. It’s Windows-specific, though.
David Rhodus posted a patchset to X.org 6.8.1 that should make it work on DragonFly; it may or may not make it in time for the next X.org release.
I don’t normally post about test patches, but I am linking here to one of Matthew Dillon’s recent VFS patches, as he explains a bit of the work that is going into it.
The GAG graphical boot manager now includes an icon for DragonFly.