Home > BSD & Darwin > Darwin Has Been Updated to 10.2 Darwin Has Been Updated to 10.2 Submitted by Ludovic Hirlimann 2002-09-06 BSD & Darwin 9 Comments The OpenDarwin cvs has been updated with the latest xnu sources. The Tag for the branch corresponding to OpenDarwin is OD_APPLE_10_2. Information on getting the sources is available here while you can report bugs here. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 9 Comments 2002-09-06 4:56 pm “the standard Apple Way” I’m not even an Apple guy and I feel the insult of that. 2002-09-06 5:00 pm It begs the question. When will GNU Darwin start using it in their distro? The pages seem to be inactive now, though i can’t be for sure. 2002-09-06 5:27 pm I don’t know because the cvs was updated less then 24 hours ago. I tyhink GNU darwin will use it when Apple will release a binary distribution. — http://islande.hirlimann.net 2002-09-06 6:28 pm I looked thru diffs in most important (in contributions to overall performance) parts of kernel and nothing was really changed. Maybe a few bugs were fixed and a couple BSD layer updates, but GUI responsiveness was improved as result of changes in closed part of OSX. 2002-09-06 6:36 pm So if nothing has changed then i guess the zeroconf isn’t part of the BSD layer? And going from an old mach kernel to one resembling FreeBSD 4.4 isn’t true then? 2002-09-06 6:49 pm http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2002/tn2053.html#AN00810 explains what has been fixed in the bsd layer. these : http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2002/tn2053.html#AN000114 are mach diffs. 2002-09-06 8:00 pm When they say they updated the BSD layer to FreeBSD 4.4, they mean userland. System headers, libraries, all that kind of stuff has been updated. The kernel is still XNU, which is kind of a mach/BSD hybrid. 2002-09-06 9:25 pm Statement: in most important (in contributions to overall performance) parts of kernel and nothing was really changed Now, Ludovic posted following URL http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn2002/tn2053.html#AN000114, when you look thru it, it’s clear: a few bugs were fixed and nothing more. Most important change is further use of working set scheme. 2002-09-09 12:28 pm They changed the redraw-frequency of the window server. I wouldn’t want to comment on that.