Matthew Dillon had another patch for his fairq code, adding changed prompted by Max Laier’s suggestion of WFQ, along with other ideas. There is one outstanding issue, however. The code causes an ABI change, so take extra steps if you aren’t doing a full buildworld/buildkernel.
Peter Avalos has kindly updated OpenSSH to the newest release, 5.0p1.Â This version has one security fix – the major version number bump is only because the previous release was 4.9.
Hasso Tepper has committed a large update to DRM, the operating system-specific part of the X Direct Rendering Infrastructure, using a snapshot from January.Â The code it’s replacing is much older, as I recall.
Nirmal Thacker happened to post his Google Summer of Code proposal (pdf) for an Anticipatory I/O scheduler to the kernel@ mailing list, along with a request for feedback.Â We have 27 other proposals at this point.
Matthew Dillon, upon finding there wasn’t a way to queue traffic ‘fairly’ with pf/altq, wrote a ‘fair queue’ patch.Â Give it a try if you are using pf on DragonFly as a router.
Cristi Magherusan has contributed a patch (which was quickly committed) adding est(4) support for the Core 2 Duo T7500 CPU.
The newest BSDTalk has an interview with Adam Wright of No Starch Press, who published among other things the excellent “Absolute FreeBSD” and a lot of books about Legos.
dragonflybsd.org is on a DSL line temporarily as the network connection is shifted; however, there’s a colocated server being added soon, and pkgbox has been upgraded to newer hardware.
pkgsrc.se, which has always been a nice way to browse through available pkgsrc and pkgsrc-wip applications, is working on a new test site.Â Details on the changes are listed in Hubert Feyrer’s post that first alerted me to this change.
Jeff Blank has a patch for people using both Postfix and IPv6 on DragonFly.