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

I didn't mean to flamebait. If you want to talk about technical merit, I'm more than willing to do so. My point was that DF is no more scalable or sophisticated than Linux.

That's not hype, that's the truth. Linux has been proven to scale well to the biggest machines currently available (2048 CPUs I believe). I don't think DF can make that claim.

Like I said (and you quoted), I support any free software project as long as anyone finds it useful. The guy I was replying to claimed DF could take on big UNIX, and that's a ridiculous assertion.

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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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