Hopefully there’s a new ISO/img on the mirrors for DragonFly 6.2.2 by the time you read this – or you can just update your installation. The changelog is short, because this is a bugfix-level release. Also, don’t forget there’s a new set of binary packages out; update that too if you haven’t.
Clear as day.
Does anyone actually use DragonFly in production?
Do people use it as a desktop OS, even?
Will this project die with Matt or is there a larger community of developers and users that I’m not aware of?
I have been keeping an eye on this project since it’s inception. What I found most interesting is how Matt was attempting to improve upon the SMP support with very different techniques than FreeBSD was using at the time. Now that quite some time as elapses, I’m not sure the speed improvements that were envisioned have come to fruition, and without speed improvements, I’m not sure if there is enough incentive to use this over the standard FreeBSD. HAMMER2 sure has some nice features, but I’m not seeing where it can turn into the clustering filesystem that I believe he envisioned, but I could very well be wrong on this one.
Maybe one day, DragonFlyBSD will turn into a true clustering OS that he seemed to be driving for at it’s inception.
If you need to be intimately familiar with the OS source code in order to comprehend the release notes, that is a big tell that the OS is not ready for prime time.