Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Dec 2005 23:44 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
BSD and Darwin derivatives Fans of DragonFly BSD will be getting their Christmas present late this year, and plans for 1.5 have been announced. MP safe networking code, the long awaited cache coherency management system, and a port of Sun's ZFS. Read here for more. Update: Refresh, empty cache, whatever, and check the shiny new beastie icon! And there was much rejoicing. Can we now please discuss DragonFly BSD?
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by Anonymous on Sun 18th Dec 2005 20:37 UTC
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If the DragonFly BSD project is successful in geting their goals completed for the 1.6 release - including getting the cache coherency scheme functional (clustered systems where processes can be migrated based on load) and succeed in getting their code fully MP safe using LWKT, and (perhaps) XIO all whilst using ZFS for their filesystem - would their then be considerable interest in this operating system?

In other words, if DragonFly is successful in becoming a technically superior operating system, is there a possibility that this operating system would make significant inroads. Or is it possible that no matter how technically correct or advanced an operating system is, if it doesn't have enough hype it won't flourish?

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