The wiki now has an Italian version of the FAQ.
Alex Burke has a writeup of his experiences installing DragonFly to a third partition.
Sepherosa Ziehau has an experimental conversion of 802.11 support found in FreeBSD 6
Thomas Schlesinger has written a howto on the wiki for setting up a ipw2200 network adapter.
Adrian Nida has a huge patch for the Handbook, removing outdated ports info and replacing it with pkgsrc mentions.Â He’s looking for feedback, and there’s already some.
Also, Jeremy C. Reed has improvements to the X11 documentation in the handbook for review.
If you speak a language other than English, Trevor Kendall wants you to check out and sync the wiki FAQs.
Matthew Dillon has moved the Preview release to 1.5.3, as it’s stable enough for more testing.Â In addition, Release is moving to 1.4.4 in about a week to incorporate recent fixes; details are in his post.
It’s open!Â We need to incorporate a DragonFly nonprofit to be involved, at some point.Â (Thanks, Christian Sturm)
Apparently there’s a good number of BSD-based jobs out there.Â These examples are based on NetBSD, but there’s surely more.Â (From Hubert Feyrer and others)
Matthew Dillon has two comments on some small things that are absolutely essential: how to reach the CDROM and how to really back up existing partitions before installing DragonFly.
Thomas Schlesinger is trying to get his ipw2200 wireless connection to work. The pkgsrc package sysutils/iwi_firmware will do it, though it’s not packaged as a binary, so there’s some trickery to install.
Joerg Sonnenberger’s bulk builds of pkgsrc are showing that almost everything in pkgsrc now builds on DragonFly.Â Â That’s 92% complete.
I can’t find the original post, but apparently pkg_install no longer complains about minor changes in system name, which can affect anyone installing binary packages.
“fader” has a post on gobsd.com that mentions Qemu works very well with DragonFly as a client environment, especially if you have the accelerator.Â Something similar that has been attracting attention: Parallels.
Petr Janda had the misfortune of overwriting his Master Boot Record; helpfully, a number of people had ways to fix it.
Andreas Hauser recommends using greylisting to combat spam, and talks a little bit about how to do it.
As Matthew Dillon and others have described, if you install the latest bleeding-edge code (1.5) of DragonFly, there is a bug in the installer. To keep from being bit, first log in as ‘root’ and type:
ln -s a /etc/malloc.conf
Then log out and log in as ‘installer’ and proceed normally.
April 6th is the 1024th day since the DragonFly project was formed. Happy 8*8*8*2aversary, us!
Daemonnews has an interview with Jan Schaumann up;
the interview is about NetBSD as a desktop system. Many of the answers also apply to DragonFly, as NetBSD and DragonFly both use pkgsrc.
dragonflybsd.org has been updated with a different logical layout; it’s my fault.
Apparently the Mozilla Foundation donated US$10K to OpenSSH.Â That’s good!Â They still need money, though.