The DragonFly BSD website has had its main page updated with a link to this log and to the Sitetronics Wiki, and Matthew Dillon’s updated his diary.
Matthew Dillon posted the plans he and Hiten Pandya have for working on I/O and dma-direct buffering (msf_bufs). His post dives right into specific details, so a link to it is in order.
Joerg Sonnenberger has placed gcc-3.4.3 into DragonFly; it is still considered experimental, so use it by setting the environment variable CCVER to ‘gcc34’ only after careful thought. His post has other details.
FreeBSD 4.11, the final release in the FreeBSD-4 series, is due around the end of January. The next official release of DragonFly will probably be out soon after, which makes a handy upgrade path if you are trying to avoid the FreeBSD-5 experience.
YONETANI Tomokazu posted a detailed list of instructions on how to get the FreeBSD port of the linux-based Flash 7 plugin working.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai has added binutils-2.15 and cvs 1.12.11 into the DragonFly source tree.
Matthew Dillon said this weekend is when the Stable tag in CVS will be moved up to match the most recent version of DragonFly.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai has added OpenSSL 0.9.7e to DragonFly. YONETANI Tomokazu also fixed a bug where each directory committed to the DragonFly CVS generated a separate CVS message – the OpenSSL addition generated something like 90 messages.
There’s been lots more discussion on getting a German keyboard and characters to work. Along with that, Jonas Sundstom asked if standardizing on UTF8 would help.
Matthew Dillon’s added the first parts of the journaling infrastructure, among other things, in his most recent VFS work.
Joerg Sonneberger committed a patch from Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert that fixes a longstanding problem with X.org and multithreaded applications. Read the commit message for more details.
Sascha Wildner is gaining the ability to commit DragonFly changes, due to his frequent submissions. Congratulations, and get to work.
Craig Dooley posted a description of his dfport override for DRI, and asked for help finding a place to host it, as it needs testing.
FreeSBIE 1.1 is out, using the very same installer technology as DragonFly – the BSD installer! (thanks GeekGod for the note)
Todd Willey pointed out on GoBSD.com that the pkgsrc bootstrap kit now should work on DragonFly, now that his changes have been committed. It should be possible to download the most recent version of pkgsrc and start using it normally (barring individual package issues).
Matthew Dillon, with the assistence of many, has tracked down the keyboard connection loss issue that was plaguing a number of people.
If you are one of those people, update, check
/usr/src/sys/dev/misc/kbd/kbd.c to make sure it’s version 1.14, and rebuild.
If it hasn’t already happened, Matthew Dillon will be moving the stable tag up to the newest version of DragonFly, as there are no major problems right now with the bleeding edge code. He’s waiting to see how well Jeffrey Hsu’s network stack parallelizing code (!) works.
Joerg Sonneberger brought the DragonFly version of OpenNTPD into sync with the OpenBSD version, and added an example configuration file. Also, David Rhodus has posted a writeup about the integration of OpenNTPD into DragonFly over at GoBSD.com.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai added support for a number of different Intel devices.
A poll for your favorite BSD personality was posted on the users@ mailing list. Relive high school years – in Dutch!