Bosko Milekic is putting together a benchmark setup for various BSDs – he mentions that DragonFly will be tested there, eventually.
There’s a thread on the freebsd-current mailing list with some posts from Matthew Dillon (look for subject: ‘Re: panic: APIC: Previous IPI is stuck’) talking about how DragonFly’s IPI model would benefit FreeBSD enormously if ported over; no new facts, but a good read.
According to various reports, VirtualPC 2004 (XP), VirtualPC 6 (Mac), and VMWare 4.5.1+ should work fine if you want to run a virtual Dragonfly.
A NFS optimization brought about a short conversation, culminating in Matt Dillon’s thoughts about NFS performance.
Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai has committed support for a number of different Firewire and USB chipsets. Check the commits list for info.
There’s a new image available that fixes the installer problem when installing to a partition that isn’t the last one on the disk.
Hiten Pandya commited YONETANI Tomokazu’s changes that make the very essential tool portupgrade deal with ports that have DragonFly-specific overrides.
For those of you with new installations of DragonFly, David Rhodus noted that the package builds on GoBSD.com are up-to-date, and these commands may come in handy:
pkg_add -r XFree86
pkg_add -r http://gobsd.com/packages/All/openoffice-1.0.3_3.tgz
pkg_add -r http://gobsd.com/packages/All/kde-lite-3.2.2.tgz
There’s a changelog for the Installer work, if you’re curious to see what comes next.
Quoted from the download page:
IMPORTANT ERRATA ADDENDUM: Using the installer on a multi-slice disk will improperly resize the target slice when it is not the last slice, to be the same size as the last slice, leading to a corrupt disk! We will have an update to fix this problem in the next 24 hours!
Matt Dillon posted about the beginning of the BUF/BIO work that he and Hiten Pandya will be starting. Matt’s post is pasted in here:
Continue reading “BUF/BIO Begins”
Oh, looky! The Installer has its own domain now.
If you’re using a DragonFly or a FreeBSD computer to mirror the release data, don’t forget to turn on
net.inet.tcp.inflight_enable=1, as that will improve performance.
There’s an Installer Errata page for the curious, or (less common, hopefully) for those who experience problems.
The main page of DragonFlyBSD.org has the official release announcement for 1.0. It nicely enumerates all the changes so far, and what’s to come.
Release 1.0 is officially out.
Matt Dillon’s posted a note about the new DragonFly Copyright notice. It’s very similar to the traditional 3-clause BSD license, so there’s no real worries.