Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jan 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by David Dengg
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly 1.8.0 has been released. The biggest kernel change in this release is the addition of virtual kernel support and a virtual kernel build target. The biggest user-visible changes include updates to third party applications included in the base system, a major rewrite of NULLFS which removes all directory recursion restrictions from mount_null and removes nearly all the kernel resource overhead when using such mounts, and a multi-ip feature for jails.
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Package management frontend?
by da_Chicken on Wed 31st Jan 2007 00:28 UTC
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I like FreeBSD a lot. If DragonFlyBSD can improve upon FreeBSD, that's really amazing.

However, I'm not too keen on building stuff from source. I'm curious to know if there's a frontend for installing & upgrading applications on DragonFlyBSD from a binary package repository?

If that's possible, that would be very cool. If there's such a package management frontend for binary packages, I'm going to give DragonFlyBSD a try.

BTW, what's the supposed difference between FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD?

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