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.
Francois Tigeot has updated the DRM driver in DragonFly to match what’s in Linux kernel 4.10.17. What’s that change? A few minutes of poking about doesn’t find a granular enough changelog.
Daniel Fojt has fixed something that has bothered me for years: you no longer need to manually create wlan interfaces; devd does it for you.