Matthew Dillon’s clarified how to have source recognition for your contribution to DragonFly.
Matthew Dillon has committed code that makes a ‘
make buildkernel/nativekernel‘ remove the obj heirarchy before starting; this solves the occasional out-of-date file problem during a system build. Also, ‘
make quickkernel‘ is now possible, so if you are building a system with source that has not been updated since the last build, you can save time and use the ‘
quickworld‘ and ‘
quickkernel‘ targets instead of ‘
buildworld‘ and ‘
Emiel Kollof has updated (Jeroen Ruigrok/’asmodai’ committed) dfports/x11/nvidia-driver to version 126.96.36.199.
Joerg Sonnenberger has committed a large update, written by Andreas Hauser, to the port overrides for Xorg. It’s much more likely to work now, if you are looking to switch from XFree86.
Joerg Sonnenberger has committed the first half of Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert’s work on improving the IOCTL code, making support for (for instance) Linux calls much easier. Joerg also committed a change to module loading, suggested by Simon, which may allow modules such as AGP to load when otherwise they would not.
Eirik Nygaard has added message-passed syscalls into the system. They aren’t running for all users by default, but they will be once proved stable.
If your sound card previously did not work, a recent fix suggested by Barry Bouwsma and committed by Matthew Dillon may fix it. If you have a SF64-PCR sound card, a change in
make.conf will be needed, as described in the link above.
It looks like if you have an older FreeBSD system (4.x version), it appears likely you can crossbuild DragonFly on top of it. 4.8 and later systems work for this, but earlier version haven’t previously been tried.
Matthew Dillon has updated
cvs to version 1.12.9, for reasons listed in the commit message.
Joerg Sonnenberger has added the re(4) network device to the GENERIC kernel.
David Rhodus updated
pkg_install to deal appropriately with the name “1.1-CURRENT” for those with very new systems.
Incidentally, congratulations to Scott Ullrich on getting a ‘commit bit’, meaning he can now add code directly to the project. You may know Scott from his previous work on the Installer.
Matthew Dillon’s made a number of improvements to the booter code, so (re)installing a master boot record may help those having trouble with the basic boot system.
Hiten Pandya’s updated IPFilter to version 3.4.35