Linked by Trent Townsend on Wed 18th Jan 2006 22:03 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly BSD 1.4 is the third major release of Matthew Dillon's fork of the FreeBSD operating system, and significant progress has been made towards reaching many of the project's numerous goals. New in this release include a more up to date version of the GNU Compiler Collection (required due to the incread use of thread local storage in DragonFly), an import of NetBSD's Citrus code (Comprehensive I18N Framework Towards Respectable Unix Systems), major reworking of all core subsystems in preparation for removing the MP lock, rewrites of various VFS related code and many updated drivers, frameworks and contributed programs.
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by theGrump on Wed 18th Jan 2006 23:11 UTC
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i'm not sure dragonfly will really ever go anywhere, but its nice to see talented developers implementing alternatives to the status quo.

whats needed is a real in-depth technical analysis and performance analysis of the as-of-2006 latest released kernels for linux, freebsd, netbsd, openbsd, darwin, and opensolaris. there's a great deal of zealotry out there but its been a while since a real good comparison has been done.

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