Dru Lavigne has posted a pile of links to various things – click through and eat up an hour or two.
Sepherosa Ziehau has imported the msk(4) driver, which supports the Marvell Yukon II networking chipset, orginally from FreeBSD.
Matthias Schmidt has tried synchronizing with FreeBSD’s /etc/periodic; he reports no issues on his DragonFly system.Â He also helpfully summarizes all the improvements in his post.
Peter Avalos has added the CAM_NEW_TRAN_CODE kernel option, which apparently is very helpful in an unspecified way if you are using SCSI disks via CAM.
The December issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out.
Also, Cisco is looking for some FreeBSD developers. Given Cisco’s recent announcement that they were moving to an open source operating system for their equipment, and that Juniper’s system is already BSD-based…Â Hmm.
I group these together because they were both found by Dru Lavigne at AYitLoaBG.
Matthew Dillon chimed in with his description of how a binary update system for DragonFly could work, with an emphasis on using existing tools.
An oldie but goodie: don’t forget that it’s possible to set up multiple virtual sound channels in DragonFly.
Matthias Schmidt has put together what I think is A Good Thing: a binary updates system for DragonFly.Â There’s still some details to work on, but he has working code already.
Cisco has announced plans for a Unix-based operating system for their network equipment, near the same time as Juniper (who already has a BSD-based system for their equipment) announces third-party development abilities (PR here)Â (Via the howling void)Â Of course, “open” is a relative term.
Having used a variety of Cisco equipment, I can say I’d like to see their system versions at least a little more sane, as it can get quite difficult to sort out all the various point releases.