Andre Nathan posted a link to an interview of Matthew Dillon over at BSDNexus.com, with some good information on where DragonFly is headed in the short term.
The DragonFly mirror at bsdtech.com is down due to an employment change. (Good luck, Erik Skaalerud!) There’s a new source mirror in Riga, Latvia, located at http://alxl.info/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/?cvsroot=DragonFly. Also, the new mirror at vt220.com now has HTTP access.
Maxime Labelle has a new DragonFly mirror up in Quebec, Canada, at ftp://bsd.vt220.com/.
“Ed” found that Qt 3.3.4 now explicitly supports DragonFly.
KernelTrap has an interview of Timothy Miller, who is behind the Open Graphics Project, with the admirable goal of creating a video card that works well in 2D and 3D on open source platforms. Well, Linux, mostly, but my hope springs eternal for 4+ multihead 3D displays. Engineering samples are/will be available for anyone who wants to work on a DragonFly-specific driver. (thanks, BSDNews.)
UnixReview.com has three new articles up: one on using the man page editor ManEdit, one on the security tool Samhain, and a review of the No Starch Press book “Write Great Code â€” Understanding the Machine“. Incidentally, the No Starch Press book Absolute BSD (covering FreeBSD, by excellent writer Michael Lucas of Big Scary Daemons fame) is a rare thing: a book about an operating system that’s fun to read.
Google Alerts told me about a new article on OSNews titled “Flame Wars, Forks and Freedom” that mentions, among other things, DragonFly being a fork from FreeBSD. While on the forked product idea, BSDNews has a nice link up to an explanation of Xorg’s 3D support (somewhat Linuxy) in the form of DRI, which also has a wiki.
For some lazy weekend reading: the Cell architecture. The article’s partially hypothetical, but interesting. If consumer-level PCs using this architecture were built, DragonFly would be a good fit.
So as to not conflict with other CVS repositories, the DragonFly repositories are going to change in name. Matt Dillon detailed it.
Anreas Hauser, with Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert, has managed to create a Xorg 6.8.1 port and package that does not the weak thread library problem. ‘pkg_add -r’ the package file he mentions in his post, and you’ll be set.
As promised, DragonFly_Stable is just now matched up with the newest DragonFly source. It’s a good time to update!
Matthew Dillon’s planning to synchonize the stable DragonFly code with the newest code, since there’s been so few problems lately. It’ll happen tomorrow!