Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jan 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by David Dengg
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly 1.8.0 has been released. The biggest kernel change in this release is the addition of virtual kernel support and a virtual kernel build target. The biggest user-visible changes include updates to third party applications included in the base system, a major rewrite of NULLFS which removes all directory recursion restrictions from mount_null and removes nearly all the kernel resource overhead when using such mounts, and a multi-ip feature for jails.
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DragonFlyBSD will rock soon
by ebasconp on Tue 30th Jan 2007 22:04 UTC
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

DragonFlyBSD is creating an amazing infrastructure to support SMP, clustering and kernel virtualization from the scratch. This project is the most vanguardist BSD project currently been developed and in the future will be a competition for very large and scalable Operating Systems (let's say Solaris, HPUX or QNX).

Good work Matt Dillon and team!

Congratulations.

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RE: DragonFlyBSD will rock soon
by Janizary on Tue 30th Jan 2007 22:09 in reply to "DragonFlyBSD will rock soon"
Janizary Member since:
2006-03-12

DragonFly BSD will only be in competition with Solaris, AIX or Tru64 when a company is behind it, at best one can say that if these modifications yeild the sought after results then the system will have comparable performance to major operating systems.

Well I'd love to believe that Matt Dillon is a God, I've seen You Me and Dupree, so I'll just wait to see how well the system turns out after he's gotten most of the itches scratched.

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fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

"I'll just wait to see how well the system turns out after he's gotten most of the itches scratched."

you mean when the kernel transforms to a ukernel?

Edited 2007-01-30 23:46

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vinkelhake Member since:
2005-12-16

Just for the record: Matt Dillon the programmer is working on DragonFly. Matt Dillon the actor is not :-)

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happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

/*Well I'd love to believe that Matt Dillon is a God, I've seen You Me and Dupree*/

form DragonFlyBSD's Matt Dillion website

No, I am not the movie star.
Yes, I'm the guy that did all that Amiga stuff years past
Yes, I was associated with BEST.COM and am associated with the FreeBSD project

http://apollo.backplane.com/

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RE: DragonFlyBSD will rock soon
by butters on Wed 31st Jan 2007 19:28 in reply to "DragonFlyBSD will rock soon"
butters Member since:
2005-07-08

DragonFly is really cool, but not as cool as you think it is. This project had to happen because the FreeBSD project totally blew it with their approach to multi-processing. They've made great steps in the right direction, but it's a small project.

You might as well say that Plan9 is going to gain huge marketshare, because it's just as likely.

To find a system that's more scalable, clusterable, and virtualizable than DragonFly, you need look no further than Linux. Forget comparisons to big UNIX. And QNX? I think you're a bit confused...

The FOSS BSDs have a great heritage and history, but its getting a little long in the tooth. It would be great if these very talented developers could learn to set aside their egos and work on a more viable project (i.e. Linux), but I understand that they have great pride in their work and great faith in their ideas. As long as some people find it useful, I support their efforts 100%. But they're not taking commercial marketshare, and they probably never will.

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hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

"The FOSS BSDs have a great heritage and history, but its getting a little long in the tooth. It would be great if these very talented developers could learn to set aside their egos and work on a more viable project (i.e. Linux), but I understand that they have great pride in their work and great faith in their ideas. As long as some people find it useful, I support their efforts 100%. But they're not taking commercial marketshare, and they probably never will."

When people bring commercual marketshare up in a linux thread they are told that it doesnt matter... Why does it matter in a bsd thread then?

Personnally i don't see linux as a more viable project... only more hyped.

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Duffman Member since:
2005-11-23

It would be great if these very talented developers could learn to set aside their egos and work on a more viable project (i.e. Linux)

What ? The Linux community is the worst regarding the ego.

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