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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allright
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 18th Dec 2005 12:56 UTC
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Yuo can't possbily compare 3 dead and 1 zombie version of an OS to 4+ BSDs that are all alvie and kicking

Dead? Zeta has sold more copies of its OS than Be Inc has done. There are more regular Zeta users in the EU alone than DragonFlyBSD has over the world. For RISC OS, there are more users of that in the UK alone than DragonFlyBSD has over the world. As for Amiga-- the Amiga is something with such an heritage, I wouldn't be too dismissive of it if I were you.

Tom, what people say is that the new FreeBSD logo is FreeBSD _only_. The common logo to cover _all_ BSD's is the deamon. You've been asked to only use the FreeBSD logo on FreeBSD articles and not on *BSD articles. Is that so hard to understand?

Take a look at the database category's name. It's "FreeBSD and other BSDs"-- but FreeBSD constitutes the major part of the category. THAT is why it has the FreeBSD logo.

I don't hear people complain over AROS being placed in the Amiga category, even though AROS and amigaOS differ more than DragonFlyBSD and FreeBSD. I find this discussion quite pointless and really, as if there aren't more important things in the world.

But fine, then you guys get the generic OS icon. A fork of FreeBSD 4.x gets the generic OS icon even though there's a general BSD category. Yes, that makes a lot of sense.

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RE: allright
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 13:41 in reply to "allright"
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I love the invented user statistics and the "sold more than BeOS" argument.

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RE: allright
by on Sun 18th Dec 2005 14:41 in reply to "allright"
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What people have been asking all along, and apparently you have missed, is that you don't use the FreeBSD logo for all BSD projects, but rather a BSD icon for all of them.

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RE[2]: allright
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 18th Dec 2005 14:55 in reply to "RE: allright"
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What people have been asking all along, and apparently you have missed, is that you don't use the FreeBSD logo for all BSD projects, but rather a BSD icon for all of them.

Apparantly you don't understand how it works in the world of OS communities. When we revert back to the old FreeBSD/beastie logo for the "FreeBSD and other BSDs" category, I will get emails from FreeBSD people who demand I put up the new logo-- exactly what happened not too long ago when the new logo was announced.

And I'm sorry, but FreeBSD items make up for 95% of the content in the "FreeBSD and other BSDs" category, so they get to "choose" the icon.

Now, I'll place any news related to DragonFly BSD in the general category-- which is much less appealing and defining, and it degrades DragonFly BSD to the hobby status, but I have little choice.

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RE: allright
by DevL on Sun 18th Dec 2005 19:29 in reply to "allright"
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2005-07-06

"Yuo can't possbily compare 3 dead and 1 zombie version of an OS to 4+ BSDs that are all alvie and kicking"

"Dead? Zeta has sold more copies of its OS than Be Inc has done. There are more regular Zeta users in the EU alone than DragonFlyBSD has over the world. For RISC OS, there are more users of that in the UK alone than DragonFlyBSD has over the world. As for Amiga-- the Amiga is something with such an heritage, I wouldn't be too dismissive of it if I were you."

I was referring to AmigaOS of which I have over 10 years of experience of. AmigaOS has indeed quite some heritage, but I failed to see how you could compare giving DragonFly BSD its own topic to giving AmigaOS 1.x its own topic. That is ALL. There is no need fo you to be so defensive especially since you've misinterpreted me. Perhaps I was not clear enough.

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