Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Mar 2017 23:30 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives

DragonFly version 4.8 brings EFI boot support in the installer, further speed improvements in the kernel, a new NVMe driver, a new eMMC driver, and Intel video driver updates.

A ton of changes in this release.

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I can tell a huge amount of impressive work has gone into dragonfly bad.

But it's not clear what the target use cases are dragonfly bsd. I'm assuming it's not just a hobby.

The new filesystem ... what's the intended benefit in the age of laptop SSDs and hyper cloud storage?

Parallelism .. which workloads? Desktop dev? Why not distributed cloud instances for bigger job?

Is it meant to be a cloud/server OS .. being better at the basics like concurrency than say Linux or Freebsd? Is it about squeezing the last bit of performance out of your data centres?

The focus on modernising the graphics stack suggests a workstation use case..


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