The Center for Internet Security has released a “FreeBSD Benchmark and Scoring Tool“. This may also work on DragonFly.
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.
dragonflybsd.org will be going though some upgrades soon, as Matthew Dillon noted in a recent post. Notably, leaf.dragonflybsd.org is going to be an AMD64 machine.
The qt33 override is gone; TrollTech has incorporated Joerg Sonnenberger’s patches.
dragonflybsd.org is now back on a T1, with a slightly better connection. So, now you don’t have to use the mirrors, though you should.
Matthew Dillon mentioned something of how well programming is going, and how close we are to a major step in the networking cleanup.
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.
Joerg Sonnenberger has a x.org port that uses the same layout as the FreeBSD port, available for testing.
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 added a handler to adjust the CPU throttle when power is removed. (As when you go to battery on a laptop – obviously, this wouldn’t help a desktop model.)
Due to a typo, now fixed, in the disklabel man page, the Installer for DragonFly 1.0A used a too-large fragment size for disks larger than 1G. You may run out of inodes depending on the size of your disk and the number of files you have on it. Matthew Dillon suggested this temporary workaround when installing, until the Installer is changed.
When CVS was updated, mails to the Commit mailing list/newsgroup were broken, leading to a lot less traffic over the last 24 hours. It appears to now be fixed.
If you haven’t heard of what xorg is, visit freedesktop.org and see – it’s a de facto/drop-in replacement for XFree86. It’s not a significantly different package at this point, but it may be, by the next release.