Stable progress, next version


Matthew Dillon wrote a long message on how things are progressing with DragonFly; some projects like improved SMP support and 64-bit processing are almost ready for prime time, and just need someone to step up and complete them. The track record so far for DragonFly has been astoundingly stable; major changes in threading and process management have gone into the tree and it’s happened completely without destabilizing the system – e.g. it’s been safe even to run bleeding-edge code.

Also: the upcoming release will be 1.10, and hopefully GCC4.x can be made the default by the time 2.0 arrives.

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  1. Gergo Szakal says:

    “the upcoming release will be 1.10, and hopefully GCC4.x can be made the default at that point.”
    Isn’t GCC 4.x meant for 2.0?

  2. Er, yeah. Bad phrasing on my part. I’ll fix.

  3. mk says:

    I hope that nasty installer bug that popped up (about a week ago) in the DEVEL(& latest PREVIEW) ISOs is gone by 1.10-REL. Otherwise I’ll be using my 1.10-REL CD as a beer coaster.

  4. Gergo Szakal says:

    For 1.10, it is unlikely that there will be a new installer, so I cannot help with this, as 1.x is in pure C (dfuibe_installer).

  5. mk says:

    Cc: bugs.dragonflybsd.org/issue668

    I hope someone includes an INSTALL_HOWTO on the 1.10-REL ISO. Us users will need a list of typical examples like:
    1.) fdisk
    2.) disklabel
    3.) newfs
    4.) Installing bootloader
    5.) Getting files & devs from CD to HD

  6. Gergo Szakal says:

    Seconding, since I’d like to h4x0r the installer and I need this info too. Although there used to be info on this when there was no installer yet. I’ve got the Hungarian version and can translate it to Englis, although I am not sure about its relevance.

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