Pkgsrc users with binutils 2.17 from pkgsrc may have odd crashes caused by binutils using the wrong ld, as Tobias Nygren recently warned on the pkgsrc-users@ list.
It’s finally happened: an amateur entomologist interested in dragonflies (the bugs) is using DragonFly (the operating system).Â This entertains me in a geeky way.
Dmitri Nikulin wrote a long post on users@ about how he was worried that DragonFly would lose importance given that FreeBSD 7 has improved performance relative to FreeBSD 5/6.Â Responses include a number of anecdotes on how agreeable the DragonFly community can be, plus my note that DragonFly validation does not require FreeBSD to suck.Â Matthew Dillon noted his concerns as project leader, and the difficulty of explaining how significant the changes from FreeBSD-4 are in DragonFly.
A diversion: Robots robots robots.
(Discovered, strangely, via an old BeOS mailing list)