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[5]: Why this thread?
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 02:16 UTC 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 abraxas on Sun 18th Dec 2005 03:25 in reply to "RE[6]: Why this thread?"
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How about the fact that everything from package managers to init scripts vary in Linux distributions. Sure Suse, RedHat and Mandrake are pretty similar, but saying that something like Gentoo is the same thing as RedHat is pretty uninformed. To be honest even RedHat has a lot of differences as compared to Suse. Look at SELinux.

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RE[7]: Why this thread?
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 03:53 in reply to "RE[6]: Why this thread?"
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""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. "

I am afraid you are the one who needs to brush up your knowledge. Linux as the BSD people are very fond of pointing out is only the kernel. Starting with everything from SELinux support to cluster filesystems like GFS and Red Hat directory server, Fedora or RHEL is entirely different from the SUSE products.

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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[8]: Why this thread?
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 03:48 in reply to "RE[7]: Why this thread?"
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"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.
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No sir. It wasnt. Red Hat Micheal Tiemann OSI president wrote the first GCC C++ Compiler and ported it to Windows as part of cygnus operation which incidentally is well known as the first free software company. Red Hat people are steering commitee members and during the egcs fork merge effort, FSF explicitly agreed not to interfere in any of the decisions with respect to GCC in return for it being a GNU project

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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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