BSD Updates is apparently planning to extend the binary updates service to all major BSD flavors – Net, Open, and, most importantly, DragonFly. (Thanks BSDNews) The BSDNews article mentions only NetBSD and OpenBSD, but the website mentions DragonFly.
Joerg Sonnenberger is talking about a major change to libc, after this upcoming release. Follow the thread for some interesting comments on versioning, including Matthew Dillon wishing there was more Matthew Dillons in the world.
MD5 (dfly-20050406-pre1.2.iso.gz) = 9b382c84e629b391bd4ce38c7ca724bd
If you can bear waiting, I would advise waiting for the official release later this week, just in case something is found in the next day or two.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai has put together a standards conformance checklist for DragonFly. If you want to tackle something on it, let him know.
Joerg Sonneberger pointed at this batch script for building ports in a jail, so that the building process cannot crap out while your installed ports are in flux.
Jeremy C. Reed is looking for a DragonFly host to use for bulk-building pkgsrc. He’d need about 20G of space, and an open port for reports through http.
I have a computer for it, but no connection yet. He mentions in his post (linked above) that currently, just over 40% of packages in pkgsrc build on DragonFly, which works out to over 2,000 programs.
If you were trying pkgsrc but having trouble building gtk2 (and therefore Gnome), Todd Willeyt has placed a binary of pkgsrc gtk2 on gobsd.com, and is trying to get the appropriate changes made upstream.
Sascha Wildner has created a DragonFly Artwork section on the wiki; upload if you got some!
Naming each version of DragonFly has been under discussion in kernel@ for a while; Matthew Dillon posted a changed naming plan based on all this talk.
Matthew Dillon announced the Stable tag will be slipped Sunday, with release engineering following until the next release, later this week! The only commits at this point should be bugfixes.
I wrote a short article with details on developing for DragonFly. I finished the article a while ago, but didn’t link it anywhere. Mostly, it just talks about getting an account on leaf…
Zera William Holladay posted more art. (.gif format)