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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RE[3]: Coming along.
by Lazarus on Wed 7th Apr 2010 06:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Coming along."
Lazarus
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2005-08-10

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.


Hard to "sell the dream" when the system does not yet implement its ultimate goals.

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.


There is something wrong with that? The important thing is that the ideas get tested, and the best of them will likely end up being incorporated in more mainstream systems at some future point in time.

I am quite sure that no one involved in the DragonFly Project has any illusion about taking over the world.

Regardless, it is one of my favorites and I am always very impressed with the progress made by such a small team.

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RE[4]: Coming along.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 7th Apr 2010 07:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Coming along."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Hard to "sell the dream" when the system does not yet implement its ultimate goals.


Yes, that's why I called it a dream. I'm not sure what world you live in, but my dreams aren't necessarily of things that already exist in reality. But if you do live in that world, please tell me where it is, so I might never ever accidentally go there.

There is something wrong with that? The important thing is that the ideas get tested, and the best of them will likely end up being incorporated in more mainstream systems at some future point in time.


I always thought of dragon fly as more of a real operating system, rather than being pure OS research. I just don't want them to sell themselves short. I am likewise impressed with the progress of the small team, but more that that, I wish the team were bigger. I think it could be, if they did a better job of explaining the use cases.

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