Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 13th Mar 2004 09:07 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature a very interesting interview with well known *BSD hacker Matthew Dillon over his latest project, DragonFly BSD (also known for his Linux kernel contributions, Amiga C compiler hacking back in the day and the Backplane distributed database). Matthew discusses DragonFly's status, goals, the overall BSD platform, innovation, and more. Update: Added one more question at the end of the Q&A.
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RE: James (IP: ---.dial.mts.net) - Posted on 2004-03-13 22:28:09
by Kingston on Sat 13th Mar 2004 22:36 UTC

I'm very sure that it could have been the particular snapshots I was using at the time, but that in itself does not mean that the scheduler doesn't need work. I'd considder myself about the biggest fan of DragonFly there is right now, but that's not going to stop me from pointing out flaws I find, sporadic as they may be (aren't pre-release OSs great! ;) .

As to the ports collection, I've had mostly successes, except a few core X related ones. FreeBSD packages so far have offered me no headaches. I would very much like to see a greatly expanded dfports tree however. It will come.