Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 7th Apr 2005 02:04 UTC, submitted by David Rhodus
BSD and Darwin derivatives After many months of work DragonFly is about to release version 1.2 of its BSD based operating system. The first release candidate version can be download from dfly-20050406-pre1.2.iso.gz
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RE: By the way...
by Tyr on Thu 7th Apr 2005 19:28 UTC

They posted that on their website when DragonFly-1.0 was released in July of last year. It's nearly nine months later and, from a users perspective, the ports situation doesn't appear to have been "at the forefront of the work." Maybe something drastic will happen in the next 3 months, and DragonFlyBSD will either have it's own ports tree, or work almost flawlessly with the FreeBSD ports or pkgsrc, but I have my doubts :-)

Not much work is being done on ports because Matt wants to rip it out and put a different system in place. One based on binary distribution and that can easily install several versions side by side IIRC.

I'm glad they're working on the low level stuff now, which will make DragonFly a truly advanced OS with unique features. Those (like the new vfs stuff) can then be used to create a really cool packaging system in the future.

In the meantime ports/pkgsrc is perfectly servicable.