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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RE[3]: Why this thread?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 18th Dec 2005 01:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why this thread?"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

But you can have a dozen sections for different linux distributions. Ridiculous.

As if DragonflyBSD, in all its coolness, has as many users and developers as ANY one of those distributions.

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RE[4]: Why this thread?
by Ronald Vos on Sun 18th Dec 2005 01:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Why this thread?"
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2005-07-06

As if DragonflyBSD, in all its coolness, has as many users and developers as ANY one of those distributions.

But undoubtedly, it's a lot more important than any of those Linux distributions from an OS-technical point of view. DFBSD innovates OS instead of repackaging software.

The most sensical/logical view if you don't want seperate categories would be to rename the FreeBSD section the BSD section, and use Beastie as icon.

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RE[5]: Why this thread?
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 02:16 in reply to "RE[4]: Why this thread?"
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But undoubtedly, it's a lot more important than any of those Linux distributions from an OS-technical point of view. DFBSD innovates OS instead of repackaging software. "
BSD people constantly repackage a large majority of code written for and by Linux people. Starting from GCC to GNOME written largely Red Hat developers. So...

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RE[5]: Why this thread?
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 04:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Why this thread?"
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Agreed!!!!

I thought about saying something similar; however, I didn't because.

1) My statement wouldn't have been as short or as sweet.
2) Didn't feel like playing with the OSNews staff.

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RE[5]: Why this thread?
by DevL on Sun 18th Dec 2005 11:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Why this thread?"
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2005-07-06

"But undoubtedly, it's a lot more important than any of those Linux distributions from an OS-technical point of view. DFBSD innovates OS instead of repackaging software. "

Indeed. I'm not a DragonFly BSD user, but I find it far more interesting from a technical point of view than Yet Another Linux distro. Perhaps it's time to revamp the categories of OSNews and clean out a few the least used and instead add more relevant ones?

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