Linked by ddc_ on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 21:49 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly BSD 3.0 was released today, bringing the improved performance on MP systems (MP kernel became the default one in ths release), TrueCrypt-compatible disk encryption, enhanced POSIX compatibility and other improvements. The next big thing for the project will be the major revision of the HAMMER file system (HAMMER2). The DragonFly founder Matthew Dillon said it to be the main focus of his effort for the whole yaer, though the full implementation is expected only in 2013.
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TrueCrypt-compatible disk encryption
by kragil on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 22:34 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Really cool!
I really hope someone ports the BSD-licensend truecrypt code over to Linux/other BSDs. The Truecrypt license is not OSI-compliant and therefor Truecrypt is nearly always an extra install. I would love to see it end up in my favorite distro (and before you ask, I don't have the time to port it)

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demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

Really cool!
I really hope someone ports the BSD-licensend truecrypt code over to Linux/other BSDs. The Truecrypt license is not OSI-compliant and therefor Truecrypt is nearly always an extra install. I would love to see it end up in my favorite distro (and before you ask, I don't have the time to port it)


I'm not trying to start a flame or anything, however, have you considered just using DragonflyBSD & running all of your Linux apps in BSD's Linux compatibility layer? It might be a bit easier and faster than waiting for someone to port TrueCrypt.....IJS

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zanko Member since:
2012-02-23

Really cool!
I really hope someone ports the BSD-licensend truecrypt code over to Linux/other BSDs.

It's been ported to Linux. It's even packaged in Fedora (yum install tcplay).

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Kudos
by ebasconp on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 02:10 UTC
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

Kudos to Matt Dillon and his amazing team.

No blaming anyone here, but I perceive DragonflyBSD being one of the most (maybe the only one) really active BSD OSes out there.

Edited 2012-02-23 02:12 UTC

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RE: Kudos
by laffer1 on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 15:26 UTC in reply to "Kudos"
laffer1 Member since:
2007-11-09

At the moment, DragonFly has the most interesting development, but in terms developer activity, they're not number one. DragonFly is less active than the big 3 and certainly more active than my BSD project or MirBSD due to resource differences.

DragonFly is doing one thing right, they've got a few people focused on new features and a few people to do the grunt work. The latter allow Matt to focus on HAMMER and SMP work. I can tell you that most of my time is spent just trying to keep up on hardware support, contrib software and ports. It's hard to innovate and we've really only done it with our package system so far.

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RE: Kudos
by tylerdurden on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 20:03 UTC in reply to "Kudos"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

No blaming anyone here, but I perceive DragonflyBSD being one of the most (maybe the only one) really active BSD OSes out there.


Funny, my perception is the opposite.

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