Joerg Sonnenberger posted a solution that creates a working German keyboard layout on DragonFly.
We had a short outage tonight because of a full partition – fixed now.
‘walt’ has a patch for
/boot/loader that lets DragonFly be installed to an extended partition, and he’s looking for testers.
If you see that error message on startup or shutdown, this will fix it:
sed -i -e 's/FreeBSD)/DragonFly|&/' /usr/local/etc/rc.d/rc.subr
It’s a slow news day, so take the time to read the full text of the USL settlement text, over at GrokLaw.
For those not versed in arcane history, BSD is a product of the code that Berkeley produced from early access to AT&T’s Unix source code. Lawsuits ensued, almost two decades ago, but were all settled – this is why SCO has not been able to sue any BSD-using company, even though BSD is a more “direct descendant” of the original UNIX than Linux.
NetBSD 2.0 is officially out; this is notable because several of the NetBSD replacements for GNU utilities are now found in DragonFly, too.
This date is not set in stone: February. This is probably when the VFS work will be done and stable.
Raphael Marmier has a patch that makes portupgrade work with DragonFly port overrides; he’s looking for testers.
YONETANI Tomokazu committed changes to make MAKEDEV include ServeRAID devices by default.
Not directly DragonFly related, but I recently read this article in print form, which talks about server motherboard architecture with the new amd64 chips. A number of people running DragonFly have reported excellent results using them, even though DragonFly is not yet 64-bit.
Joerg Sonnenberger warned that several drivers will be removed in the next two weeks from all flavors of DragonFly, including Stable, unless someone needs them:
– GPLed math emulator
– GPLed dgb driver
– GPLed awe driver
– old pre-newbus rp driver (use nrp instead)
– OLDCARD AKA pcic (also not built as module by default)
Max Okumoto, who’s been submitting a torrent of patches lately, has been given commit access, probably just so that he can take care of it all himself. Congratulations, Max.
Richard Bejtlich’s always excellent TaoSecurity blog comments on the different goals described by the major BSD projects. A interesting read. He also wrote a list of reasons on why he works with FreeBSD – points 4,6, and 7 apply even more to DragonFly. (From BSDNews.) He later linked to more discussion, including a discussion on freebsd-chat that unfortunately consists of some folks pointing out a problem (FreeBSD project goal definition) and a number of others doing nothing but describing their indifference, intricately.
The BSDInstaller mailing list is back – again. It seems it wasn’t quite fixed at the time I mentioned this before, but this time, it’s for real. It’s still discussion-subscribe “at” bsdinstaller ‘dot’ org to subscribe.
Update: I still haven’t seen a “confirmation of subscription” message, so I could be wrong again.
NetBSD 2.0 is almost out – watch the NetBSD web site for the release announcement.