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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where's the beef
by estrabd on Wed 18th Jan 2006 23:28 UTC
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2006-01-18

I am personally getting sick of OS review articles that simply discuss how to install something and that it has few packages, yada yada yada.

DragonFlyBSD is supposed to be targeting some truly remarkable goals, one of which is becoming a distributed OS.

It is not supposed to be your grandmother's desktop. Personally, I would've loved to have seen a discussion of the status of the project's stated goals and how things seem to be moving along as compared to FreeBSD 6.x and 7.x.

Another thing to note is that traditionally the *BSDs share with each other, and I think this is great. Any improvements in scalability and scheduling achieved through the DFlyBSD project will surely make its way to the other BSDs.

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