Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:16 UTC, submitted by CrAsH
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonflyBSD 1.10.1 has been released. It includes several bugfixes. "DragonFly is an operating system and environment originally based on FreeBSD. DragonFly branched from FreeBSD in 2003 in order to develop a radically different approach to concurrency, SMP, and most other kernel subsystems."
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Good stuff
by nevali on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 00:06 UTC
nevali
Member since:
2006-10-12

I had a new machine delivered on Monday—a Core 2 Duo from Dell (hey, it's just going to sit in the corner without a monitor or keyboard, and they're cheap). DragonFly was the only BSD to even boot without hanging. There was a minor disagreement over the SATA DVD-RW drive: with the SATA chipset in compatibility mode, interrupts are generated at a phenomenal rate, but I could install the OS (albeit slowly), thanks to DragonFly's livelock interrupt limiter. With the controller in RAID mode, all of the problems go away, but the DVD drive isn't supported yet. No big loss—I don't exactly need it save for the initial installation. My on-board (ICH9) ethernet doesn't work, but I've got a couple of NICs spare anyway. All in all, a fairly typical non-Windows-on-brand-new-hardware tale!

I'll be {build,install}{world,kernel}ing tomorrow evening, for sure.

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RE: Good stuff
by bradley on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:28 UTC in reply to "Good stuff"
bradley Member since:
2007-03-02

Hmmm... you should give DesktopBSD a try. I have the same box from Dell and it works just fine for me. The only problem I have is getting flashplayer9 working properly on any browsers.

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by nevali on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
nevali Member since:
2006-10-12

Hmmm... you should give DesktopBSD a try. I have the same box from Dell and it works just fine for me. The only problem I have is getting flashplayer9 working properly on any browsers.


I'd try DesktopBSD, but I don't plan on doing anything remotely desktop-oriented with the machine—and I'm really quite interested in some of DragonFly's features (vkernels, jails with multiple IP address and IPv6 support, etc).

I should say, incidentally, I'm really liking DragonFly so far: the lack of on-board ethernet or DVD-RW aren't deal-breakers for me at all (both will get supported in a later release, I'm fairly sure, and I don't need either of them just now).

Edited 2007-08-23 12:38

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RE[3]: Good stuff
by bradley on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 13:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good stuff"
bradley Member since:
2007-03-02

I understand... I just changed out NetBSD to try DesktopBSD to see what's it all about, I'm going to keep it for a while and switch to OpenBSD when 4.2 is officially released. Hope everything goes well for you.

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RE: Good stuff
by ThawkTH on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:33 UTC in reply to "Good stuff"
ThawkTH Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice system, great OS...Isn't being a geek absolutely wonderful?

Ahhh, the adventures in computing...

I need some coffee, it's way too early to be at work.

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by Tuishimi on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Wouldn't it be awesome if your boss just walked into your office one day and said "Mike, I want you to buy a bunch of cool hardware and just install whatever operating systems you want and play with them for awhile, say a year or two!"

:D ;)

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RE[3]: Good stuff
by ThawkTH on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 20:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good stuff"
ThawkTH Member since:
2005-07-06

Hahaha. It would be awesome!

Then again, I'm a lowly personal banker at the moment working in a branch in a tiny farm town.

So, the odds of that are rather unlikely. I don't think I'll ever work in IT (Writing and Social Work are more my style). Tech is just a hobby ;)

Still, if my manager wants to come in and have me buy a ton of cool hardware and play with it, I'd be happy to!

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RE: Good stuff
by vegai on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 19:07 UTC in reply to "Good stuff"
vegai Member since:
2005-12-25

That is so incredibly easy to read as

a Core 2 Duo from Hell


Edited 2007-08-23 19:07

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by nevali on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
nevali Member since:
2006-10-12

That is so incredibly easy to read as

a Core 2 Duo from Hell


To be honest, there's nothing wrong with it, it's just that it's too new for anyone to support—the manufacturer, unsurprisingly, only provides drivers for Windows, just as with almost everything else.

Given a couple of months, I'd imagine everything in it will work just fine with all of the BSDs.

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good stuff indeed
by keisangi on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 03:37 UTC
keisangi
Member since:
2007-08-23

I installed it on my laptop a lenovo/ibm thinkpad x60.
graphic, sound, ethernet, even laptop special keys (brightness and sound up/down buttons) are supported.

i had trouble with laptop key on ubuntu and other linuxes like pressing brightness button would make my screen goes black and doesn't respond anymore.. killing X and log in again seemed to be the only solution.

on dragonfly not only all thoses work nicely, but the response of the OS is really much better. starting firefox for example is much faster and doesn't take up as long as on ubuntu or sabayon which are the last distro i tryed on this laptop before installing dragonfly.

pkgsrc is also very simple to use.. i installed xorg, xfce4, firefox and xmms very easily. just like that pkg_add xfce4 / pkgadd xmms / pkg_add firefox-2.0.0.4.. job's done ;)

only minus so far i couldn't find precompiled jdk and eclipse packages. but after quickly googling about it, it seems they were present in previous release of dragonfly though. well i'm pleasantly surprised by dragonfly bsd ;)

Edited 2007-08-23 03:42

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RE: good stuff indeed
by yorthen on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 10:21 UTC in reply to "good stuff indeed"
yorthen Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't think you'll find any pre-compiled JDK, I seem to recall that there was some licensing issues, but I might be wrong.

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RE: good stuff indeed
by Tuishimi on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 16:55 UTC in reply to "good stuff indeed"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Cool. I ran a pre-1.0 release for a short time as a desktop. Glad to hear someone else is doing this and that you are reporting solid performance. I know this OS is geared toward servers and clusters, but I don't see why it shouldn't make a good desktop OS as well.

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v ?
by twistys on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 06:24 UTC
screen shots
by novaburst on Fri 24th Aug 2007 14:18 UTC
novaburst
Member since:
2005-11-12

Does anyone have any screen shots or links to screen shots for this new release?

I did a quick search on Google but didn't find much.

Edited 2007-08-24 14:18

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RE: screen shots
by Lazarus on Fri 24th Aug 2007 16:02 UTC in reply to "screen shots"
Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

"Does anyone have any screen shots or links to screen shots for this new release?"

Here you go =D

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Welcome to DragonFly!

Login:

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But seriously, it looks like pretty much any Unix-like system does from both the command line and from your chosen DE. DragonFly isn't about looks, its about technology.

Edited 2007-08-24 16:04

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