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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Interesting project...
by kaiwai on Wed 31st Jan 2007 09:37 UTC
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I think the interesting thing will occur if more people get involved; assuming that the 'on paper' vision can be translated into a real world product, we might actually get to see an operating system that can deliver some real changes in how operating systems run on desktops.

I like the way they've moved alway from the conventional way of providing scalability - if all works out, maybe we'll start to see it move back into larger projects.

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