Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Sep 2005 11:55 UTC, submitted by ghen
FreeBSD Matt Dillon has announced that the next release of DragonFly BSD will use NetBSD's pkgsrc as its official package management system, instead of "dfports" (FreeBSD's Ports with DragonFly overrides), which had already been abandoned by developers in favour of pkgsrc over the last few months. pkgsrc is a portable package management system, developed by NetBSD, and supports DragonFly officially since October 2004.
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RE: [OT] DragonFlyBSD in general
by Lazarus on Fri 2nd Sep 2005 20:19 UTC in reply to "[OT] DragonFlyBSD in general"
Lazarus
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2005-08-10

Disclaimer, I'm a DragonFly fan, and have not been at all impressed with any release of 5.x (especially since 5.4 and 6.0 Betas don't run on my hardware ;^) but it really is too early to tell. They both have strengths and weaknesses.

They are both works in progress, despite what people in the FreeBSD camp will say about 6.0. I would love to see some serious performance benchmarks between the two, as useless as such things seem to be IRL.

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They are both works in progress, despite what people in the FreeBSD camp will say about 6.0. I would love to see some serious performance benchmarks between the two, as useless as such things seem to be IRL.
What benchmarks would you like to see? I think that it's time for a bake-off between FreeBSD 6.0, FC4, and DFly 1.x. And let's compare real hardware too, not just whatever UP desktop machine is under one's desk. 2, 4, 8, and 12 processor machines would be quite interesting.

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2005-07-06

don't forget gentoo and debian

anyway... I would be supprised if a review such as this would happen, 2 processor and 4 processor, yeah, but once you get to the 8+ processor systems that starts to get quite pricey, not a lot of people with this hardware would be willing to take it offline for any period of time to install and test various os's.

I have a dualie coming into my hands soon, i'de be happy to do a review with it.

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All the recent benchmarks have been done under multi-processor machines, instead lets see on under a UP machine.

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