Not much to report lately… Spend some time reading up on a question about documentation in PDF form that strangely turned into a thread about things like the relative quality of ext3fs, reiserfs, and ufs.
Joerg Sonnenberger has removed all the old sound support that dates back to before NEWPCM was added in FreeBSD-4. This probably does not affect anyone, as this is all for old, rare equipment, usually ISA.
Stable has slipped.
If that doesn’t make sense to you, this means that the current “bleeding edge” code has been moved to “Stable” status, as there’s no outstanding problems with it. If you’re using the “DragonFly_Stable” tag in your CVSup file, you’ll have some new things to download.
Martin P. Hellwig has an image(s) he plans to use for a shirt.
The Stable tag has not yet been moved forward, because of a new error found. Matthew Dillon posted another summary.
Devon H. O’Dell’s girlfriend happens to do dragonfly jewelry. That’s based on the bug, not BSD.
Paul Grunwald is selling his IBM laptop, which happens to run DragonFly just fine.
Matthew Dillon found this interesting collection of quotes from FreeBSD users who have purchased amd64 hardware.
John Leimon saw that DragonFly gathered some attention on the “fox-toolkit” mailing list.
Historically, access to devices by anyone other than root has been a slight hassle under BSD. Joerg Anslik’s changes to MAKEDEV have been committed, which, among other things, allows for a /etc/devices.conf that controls individual permissions for different devices, such as the CD drive.
The upcoming DragonFly release (1.5, probably) will be good, but the next release will be huge.
Matthew Dillon has committed changes to the DragonFly CD image, put together by Eduardo Tongson, so that if one is inserted in a computer running Windows, it will autorun a web page with information and links about DragonFly BSD.
As part of a longer thread about making your computer configure itself appropriately to available networks, Freddie Cash pointed at the profile.sh work in FreeBSD. This may be convertible to FreeBSD…
Matthew Dillon listed remaining bugs before the next move of the Stable tag, and also plans for the next release, which will probably be “1.5”.