Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Apr 2010 21:56 UTC, submitted by Stathis
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly BSD 2.6.1 has been released. "There are numerous big-ticket features in this release as found in the release notes, plus a ton of stability and performance work."
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Coming along.
by Tuishimi on Wed 7th Apr 2010 00:48 UTC
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

A ton of work has gone into this project. Seems destined for server work, but I had hoped that some of the system level changes would also be pertinent to the desktop... and that desktops similar to PC-BSD would pop up around DragonFly. So far it has not come to pass.

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RE: Coming along.
by daddio on Wed 7th Apr 2010 02:55 in reply to "Coming along."
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2007-07-14

I think the idea of individual desktops running on top of some sort of dragonfly meta-cluster would be AWESOME.
I'm drooling just thinking about it.
but it would seem to me the server stuff needs to be done and stable before you could even start thinking about that.

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RE[2]: Coming along.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 7th Apr 2010 05:11 in reply to "RE: Coming along."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, I'm curious what part of that requires dragonfly?

I like the roadmap and the design of hammerfs, not sure what the real tangible benefits of them are exactly. When designing an entire system like this, its tough to keep up with all of the other performance improvements in oses with more manpower.

I think dragonfly needs to a better job of "selling the dream" with specific use cases and a plan of how to get there from here, to enlist some fellow dreamers. Maybe even some dreamers with a business plan that builds on the dream.

I fear Dragonfly may end up being Plan 9 V2, a technically superiorly designed os by brilliant engineers, that isn't better enough than its predecessor.

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