Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Jul 2006 11:58 UTC, submitted by pdumon
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly BSD 1.6.0 has been released, and it includes a whole load of bigfixes and improvements. 1.6.0 Is the fourth bug-fix sub-release in the 1.6 release branch major DragonFly release. "DragonFly is an operating system and environment originally based on FreeBSD. DragonFly branched from FreeBSD in 2003 in order to develop a radically different approach to concurrency, SMP, and most other kernel subsystems."
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Typo?
by ptman on Tue 25th Jul 2006 08:13 UTC
ptman
Member since:
2005-08-08

I know you just copy&pasted from the release notes, but seems odd to call 1.6.0 "the fourth bug-fix sub-release in the 1.6 release branch". Maybe they meant in the 1.0 release branch.

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RE: Typo?
by Ronald Vos on Tue 25th Jul 2006 08:38 in reply to "Typo?"
Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

They must've corrected it by now:
1.6 is our fourth major DragonFly release. DragonFly's policy is to only commit bug fixes to release branches.

On another note: that's one massive releaselist! A big list of new features and improvements.

What pains me is that I consider DragonflyBSD the OS that has the most exciting developments going on, but: it's not usable for desktop use by a longshot (not too sure it's ready for server-use either). There's no DE yet, although recently I read of an XFCE beta, and there's little 'big' software running on it from what I can tell, since porting to DfBSD is less straightforward than normal, especially in the absence of the major widget-platforms.

Of course, for such needs there are alternative platforms, but with DragonflyBSD I at least get the feeling it's going places.

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RE[2]: Typo?
by SomeBugs on Tue 25th Jul 2006 12:02 in reply to "RE: Typo?"
SomeBugs Member since:
2006-04-28

no DE, no widget-platforms ? There are KDE, Gnome,...Qt, Gtk... in fact the same software as NetBSD (through pkgsrc).
Of course it may not be fully "desktop ready" compared to Linux for example. Dragonfly has a lot of rough edges, evidently. But it is quite usable (if you are not a beginner in the *nix world of course).

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RE: Typo?
by jonas.kirilla on Tue 25th Jul 2006 09:17 in reply to "Typo?"
jonas.kirilla Member since:
2005-07-11

I think it used to say that "1.4.4 is the fourth bug-fix sub-release in the 1.4 release branch", which means they released 4 bugfix updates to the previous release (1.4).

Maybe this page is inaccurate in other parts as well:
http://www.dragonflybsd.org/community/release1_6.cgi

E.g. there are two consecutive sections called "Release Notes for DragonFly 1.6.0". I think the second one is about 1.6 and the previous one about 1.4, but I could be wrong.

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