I imagine this may work for any BSD, really. Aaron Li has the instructions, which may be especially useful for non-English readers.
If you installed BSDStats but it didn’t work, here’s why – with a fix.
I for some reason set line height properties in the style sheet for dragonflybsd.org years ago, and it made scroll bars appear around all <pre> text. It’s taken me years, but I finally removed it. Anyone notice other effects than the lack of those odd scrollbars?
Sometimes you get 2 nice tips: I like seeing this NetBSD->FreeBSD->DragonFly cross pollination in this commit, and also now I know I can fsck a FAT volume on BSD.
3rd bonus: that last sentence sounds terribly rude.
cpdup(1), a DragonFly copying tool that really should be more used, now uses microseconds for comparison. This is probably related to the sysctl vfs.timestamp_precision also now using microseconds.
This probably won’t affect your usage of cpdup unless you are copying some very actively modified files, but I like to mention it in case someone feels like porting it to OpenBSD/NetBSD – it’s already in FreeBSD, though I assume it’s a slightly older version.
Thanks to Pierre-Alain Toret, we know 2008 Macbooks and Samsung NP370R5E-A04FR laptop models support Dragonfly. If you have DragonFly running on a model not mentioned, please add it.
There’s a refresh of the iwm(4) driver in DragonFly, which will apparently help most for iwm-9000 and iwm-9260 owners.
I don’t know which product names correspond with those chipsets, but you may be able to tell who you are. Interesting note: original driver via OpenBSD, then synced from FreeBSD version. Cross-pollination!
mrouted(8) is removed from DragonFly – but it’s available as a port if you need it.
i915 DRM has been updated to match the Linux 4.8.17 version, in DragonFly. It includes some OpenBSD work too, interestingly.
I didn’t even know the leave(1) program existed, but now it takes slightly more flexible input.
You probably type “du -sh *” reflexively when looking at disk usage, or at least I do. On DragonFly, there’s also a -t option, which gives the simple file size on disk. That’s the amount of data that would need to move when copied; that may differ from other amounts because of compression at the filesystem level.
This is minor, but I’ll mention it because it might bite you someday: if you are using powerd to minimize CPU power usage, and also trying to push a high data rate through your serial port, you might drop characters. It’s mentioned in the powerd(8) man page, which has an entertaining bugs section.
This recent change in kernel memory use may make booting faster. If you’re running -current, time your boot before and after this change, and see what the difference is. I’m always curious.
A recent implementation of SMAP would cause a panic on some machines; that’s now fixed (including on release). So if you had a panic from ACPI between May and now – please retry.
If you have an Elantech touchpad IC type 15 on your laptop (and you do if it’s a ThinkPad L480 or Huawei Magicbook), it’s now supported in DragonFly. Thanks to K Staring for the fix.
The i915(4) driver now supports some newer models of Intel GPU, thanks to Francois Tigeot.
I didn’t realize this before, but you could not mount a nullfs(5) or tempfs(5) filesystem within a jail(8) on DragonFly… until now.
Synth logs for dports are now located here on a new machine:
If there’s only a short list, it’s because the most recent build was probably focused on retrying a broken-but-now-possibly-fixed package. I link both because of the utility and also because the interface is pretty.
If you’ve ever been left watching a “press any key…” line at shutdown of your DragonFly system, there’s now a fix. It’s committed to release, too, so it’s available now.
While you’re at it, there’s a HAMMER2 bugfix that will also be brought in by updating.
I sorta like seeing these things ricochet back and forth.