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[4]: Why this thread?
by Ronald Vos on Sun 18th Dec 2005 01:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why this thread?"
Ronald Vos
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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[6]: Why this thread?
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 02:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Why this thread?"
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"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..."

You really have no clue what you're talking about do you. Please tell me the technical differences between Suse and RedHat? Other than a few configuration apps they might as well be the same, Linux is Linux. DragonFly is actually making technical innovations here. I'm not even a DFly user but at least I have some respect for what they're doing. As for GNOME being written largely by RedHat devs, you sir are an idiot.

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RE[7]: Why this thread?
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 03:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Why this thread?"
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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...

Just because something is GPL'ed doesn't mean that it is Linux. GCC existed years before Linux let alone RedHat. Now technically RedHat does a lot of work on GCC becuase they bought Cygnus Support but it is the FSF that is responsible for releases of GCC not RedHat or any of its minions.

I ran and supported GCC on BSD UNIX years before Linux was on the scene.

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RE[6]: Why this thread?
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 10:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Why this thread?"
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Most of the code is not, as far as i know, written specifically for linux, in fact, i would propose the thinking that most linux distributions repackage a large majority of code written for GNU (gcc) and free software purposes (ie X-Windows)

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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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"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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RE[6]: Why this thread?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 18th Dec 2005 11:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Why this thread?"
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2005-06-29

Perhaps it's time to revamp the categories of OSNews and clean out a few the least used and instead add more relevant ones?

We do that continiously. Not too long ago we created RISC OS and Zeta categories. DragonFly simply doesn't get enough news and attention to get it's own databse category, I'm sorry. Next thing you'll know we need to create seperate categories for AmigaOS 1, AmigaOS 2, AmigaOS 3 and AmigaOS 4.

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