If you’ve got a newer i219 ethernet chipset – it’s now supported in DragonFly.
There’s work being done on a DragonFly hypervisor, based on NVMM. The theoretical next milestone is tomorrow.
Something I didn’t know but also never tried: ttyv0, the base terminal when booting up DragonFly, can extend to a max of 160 characters. Given that I am used to 80, that seems like overkill.
As part of installing DragonFly, Jonathan Engwall happened to create a script to install every part of xfce4 that he wanted. I’m linking to it in case you want it too.
(xorg and web browser install not included)
For those with a different keyboard layout – different than US English, I mean – and running xorg 1.20 or later: setxkbmap is the command you need.
Instead of posting about updates, here’s a feature that you will hopefully never notice: ‘make upgrade’, part of the upgrade process in DragonFly, will now go look for 3rd party software built to depend on deprecated DragonFly system libraries, before removing those libraries. (details) If you’ve had a program stop running because something else was upgraded – and I’m sure you have, cause “dll hell” is an actual phrase – you’ll be thankful for this.
For those of you who like csh, or are too lazy to switch away from it, it now includes the current directory in the prompt on DragonFly. Another of those “hey, this can still get updates?” moments for me.
DragonFly’s direct rendering has been updated to match Linux 4.12.15, which means improved support for a number of Intel processors.
If you have an Intel-based system and it has trouble reading some USB ports, or odd behavior with some virtual machines, this recent bugfix in DragonFly-current may help you. I know, my description is vague, but I haven’t encountered this directly.
A note for the future: if pkg itself isn’t working, you can use pkg-static.
In Daniel Fojt’s ongoing series of third-party software upgrades, he’s moved libreSSL in DragonFly up a major version, from 2.9.1 to 3.1.3. This includes TLS 1.3, among other features.
Tomohiro Kusumi has imported a new version of ext2 filesystem support into DragonFly.