Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Dec 2005 23:44 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
BSD and Darwin derivatives Fans of DragonFly BSD will be getting their Christmas present late this year, and plans for 1.5 have been announced. MP safe networking code, the long awaited cache coherency management system, and a port of Sun's ZFS. Read here for more. Update: Refresh, empty cache, whatever, and check the shiny new beastie icon! And there was much rejoicing. Can we now please discuss DragonFly BSD?
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comments from real users?
by theGrump on Sat 17th Dec 2005 23:52 UTC
theGrump
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2005-11-11

anyone actually using this for day to day use? any reflections?

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RE: comments from real users?
by Lazarus on Sun 18th Dec 2005 01:05 in reply to "comments from real users?"
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2005-08-10

"anyone actually using this for day to day use? any reflections?"

I did for quite a while, but because of the problems they were having with the FreeBSD 4.x ports collection, I stopped using it for day to day things because it was a real PITA to get some of the programs I tend to use (like MPLayer for example).

A lot of work has gone into making most of the packages available in NetBSD's pkgsrc work natively under DragonFly, and as soon as everything I want/need is available again, I plan to go back to using DragonFly for most of my day-to-day needs.

Up until just after 1.2 was released, I had used it almost exclusively and had no crashes, performace was not noticably different from FreeBSD (that is to say it didn't seem faster or slower, and no, I didn't benchmark anything), and except for the 3rd party software situation that arose as DF moved away from FreeBSD 4.x compatibility, it was a really solid system.

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