Peter Avalos has a large number of changes to libc in his tree. He’d like to have other eyeballs looking at them, so please read over and comment.
Dmitry Komissaroff has posted a port of wlan, ath_hal and if_ath from FreeBSD. It’s not finished because he lacks the hardware. If you’ve got the hardware, the inclination, or both, please assist.
If you’d like to mentor for DragonFly, as several people have expressed interest, sign yourself up at the Summer of Code site and request mentoring for DragonFly. If you sign up before the 23rd, when students can start applying, you’ll get added to the private mentors mailing list.
DragonFly BSD is a participating organization in Google’s Summer of Code 2009. (See the lists of participating organizations at the Google site.)
I have an announcement message with more details on the mailing lists; the next important date is the 23rd, when students can apply. If you’re a student, start putting your proposal together and talking with others. If you can mentor, sign yourself up on the Google site and request a mentoring spot.
While these details have probably been explained before, Matthew Dillon has a nice summary of how the vkernel system works, for your weekend reading.
If you feel ambitious, Hasso Tepper has a few pkgsrc items that don’t build on DragonFly, and he hasn’t found out why yet. Anyone with experience and/or ideas about these packages is welcome to make suggestions.
Someone want to fix up siginfo?
For those wanting to build Qemu right now on DragonFly, Hasso Tepper has published instructions on how to compile from Qemu’s development trunk.
A bunch of links, cause that’s the easiest way to get this all out:
This hasn’t been as clearly noted as it could be: there’s a DragonFly channel on IRC: #dragonflybsd on EFNet, with a steady population of users and developers. Please drop in.
I just finished the application for DragonFly to participate in Summer of Code 2009:
We did well last year, so I’m hoping we will get in again. Check the website for this year’s details.
Big news: Sepherosa Ziehau has managed to remove the Big Giant Lock from the ip and bridge forwarding path. This includes ipfw, though not yet pf. It is in fact possible to make the whole TCP/UDP code path BGL-free. Sepeherosa helpfully posted some benchmarks to show just how significant the improvements can be.
- ‘alexh’ put in a new page on dragonflybsd.org, describing how you can contribute to DragonFly.
- ‘jth’ has been making a huge number of fixes for the Handbook pages, for links I missed in conversion.
- If you have projects for Google Summer of Code 2009, or can work as a student or mentor, put it on the SoC 2009 page, as a number of people have been doing.