Matthew Dillon, on users@, gave a short outline of how to buildworld/kernel on a different, faster computer, and then move to another machine to install.
There is now a mailing list specific to the Installer program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org – subject: subscribe
Emiel Kollof has posted bug 89544 for KDE 3.3.3, for getting KDE to compile on DragonFly. It may be worthwhile to register on KDE’s Bugzilla and vote for that bug, so that it gets “on the radar”.
Update: There’s related bug 89577 too.
Update update: Joerg Sonnenberger noted (see bug report linked above) that the DragonFly code can be changed to make this work, though the Single Unix Specification implies that the problem is with where KDE is looking. Quote below:
Continue reading “KDE Bug prominence”
Joerg Sonnenberger has commited a whole pile of updates to various network drivers, among them axe(4). He warns that anyone with a axe(4) device should give it a whirl, as the driver is untested at this point.
ps (from Matthew Dillon’s recent change) is now able to show which processes are and are not holding the “Big Giant Lock”, a symptom of multiprocessor use inherited from FreeBSD.
If you aren’t familiar with the BGL, Greg Lehey wrote a good explanation in Daemonnews. (look for the section labeled “The SMP Problem”)
The list archives now are tracking messages on the new email@example.com list.
“Users”, a new list/newsgroup for “general, non-kernel postings” is available.
Mail “subscribe” to firstname.lastname@example.org.[excised to spamprotect] to sign up.
This thread started by Joshua Coombs names some good resources to start with if you plan to learn programming in C.
Apparently, a history of CVS commits to the Installer is available. There’s some mentions of the installer and OpenBSD in recent commits…
Code carefully, because otherwise someone may become homicidal.
Someone got 5th edition Unix running on a Game Boy Advance, in a demo loop of sorts. I’m linking to this not because it has any real use, but because the page also contains a nice history of very early Unix.