YONETANI Tomokazu has already moved on to the next version of Intel’s ACPI code, and committed it.
Joerg Sonnenberger has added firmware support, put together by he and Johannes Hofmann. Does this mean DragonFly could work on specialized hardware? Boot from an EEPROM? I don’t know, but it’s fun to pretend.
Dan Langille of FreshPorts and FreeBSD Diary fame has an article up at ONLamp/BSD that talks about monitoring a RAID system with Netsaint.
Matthew Dillon detailed some of the issues he wants to be resolved before the next release, and also mentioned that the next release will be the switch to using GCC3 as the default compiler, isntead of GCC 2.95 as now. Chris Pressey followed up with news of some installer improvements he wants to include.
KDE 3.4 is out. I don’t know if the FreeBSD port will build on DragonFly, yet… A “new in this version” list is available. Gnome 2.10 is currently out in the FreeBSD ports tree too.
bsdcertification.org is now available. As you may guess from the name, it’s an organization for creating a standard measurement of BSD skills, and it’s also a very good idea. Some very clever people are behind it. There’s a mailing list available, which looks like the best way to see what happens when it happens.
If you’re looking to install DragonFly to something small, like, say, a USB memory stick, Gary Allan has some links for you.
David Rhodus posted some initial results with using a 3Ware 9500 RAID controller on DragonFly. The summarized version of the thread is this: transfer rates were 30 MB/s with FreeBSD 5.3, and 152 MB/s with DragonFly.
Rongsheng Fang suggested on users@ that the easy way to track working hardware would be to emulate an OpenBSD trick: sending a dmesg.
New at UnixReview.com: tips on find, that most useful and obfusticated of utilities.
A rambling conversation on users@ brought about the idea of a editor that would work under dire circumstances (i.e. /usr missing). A improved version of mined was brought in.
DragonFly now runs CVS version 1.12.11, thanks to Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert.
The Donations page on dragonflybsd.org has a number of new entries. Take a look, and help out if you can.
DragonFly apparently doesn’t work (easily) on a 386. This probably only affects 1 person.
Things are being added in right and left: Eirik Nygaard has updated ncurses to version 5.4.
A semi-milestone: This is news item 1001. That works out to an average of 2 posts per day over the last 18 months.
YONETANI Tomokazu has brought in Intel’s acpica-20050211 package. That’s power management software, if that’s not familiar.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has committed code from Steve O’Hara-Smith adding improvements to the bktr (TV input) driver, similar to those in FreeBSD, and adding support for newer cards.
If you haven’t guessed from his commits, Joerg Sonnenberger is bringing in the Citrus project from NetBSD, which handles internationalization.