ral(4) support on the way →
Chris Turner is working on ral(4) support, specifically the eee901′s 2860 network chip.
Return of the JEDI^wGUI! →
The index page of the DragonFly site has been updated by Matt Dillon with some notes regarding the status of the 2.8 release. Among these, it is mentioned that the GUI image will be making a…
Google Code-In project notes →
I’ve coded some tasks on the DragonFly projects page for Google Code-In. (Application is in already.) If there’s any additional DragonFly projects appropriate for 13 to 18-year old students,…
Fix for x86_64 and non-English LANG users →
If you’re using DragonFly x86_64, and set LANG to something other than English, you will get crashes from programs using pkgsrc’s gettext-lib. Francois Tigeot has a fix which is going into pkgsrc,…
Release… soon! →
The 2.8 release hasn’t quite happened yet. But soon!
More quickstart work →
Siju George has been fleshing out his ‘afterboot’ style page, though now it’s “Environment Quick Start“. Good to look at if you are, say, installing a 2.8 DragonFly image.
How to run jackd →
Chris Turner posted details of how he gets jack (“a low-latency audio server”) to run on DragonFly. Your mileage may vary.
BSD Show!: Jon Hixson →
The BSD Show! has a 20-minute interview with John Hixson, known for working on pc-sysinstall. (See also)
Lazy Reading: Cute films, app stores, boom boxes →
Whoops! This should have gone up last night. I’m almost waxing nostalgic for this one. Two words you never thought you’d see together: “heartwarming” and “single system image computing”. I think
UP or SMP choices for booting →
DragonFly has shipped with a uniprocessor kernel by default forever. Shipping with a SMP kernel may not work as well for all possible combinations. With some recent changes by Matthew Dillon, both…
2.8 release tomorrow! →
DragonFly 2.8 (technically 2.8.1; see here for the .1 changes) is due to be released tomorrow. There should be at almost the same time pkgsrc 2010Q3 packages available. There will also be a…
KMS and GEM work, for cash →
There’s still no support for KMS/GEM on any most BSDs, though there are people interested in it for FreeBSD. One of DragonFly’s Summer of Code projects was just that, though it’s not in a…
Another BSD? →
Scott Ullrich, who has worked on several BSD-related projects, including DragonFly, has something called vCloudBSD, about which you now know as much as me. It looks to be a FreeBSD…
HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY →
OH CRAP I WAS JUST HOLDING SHIFT. IF YOU HAVE USED THE INTERNET FOR MORE THAN 1 YEAR OF YOUR LIFE, THIS LOOKS LIKE SHOUTING TO YOU. ENJOY CAPS LOCK DAY.
Conventions conventions conventions! →
Hasso Tepper helpfully forwarded announcements for the Call for Papers for both EuroBSDCon 2011 and AsiaBSDCon 2011. Also, there’s probably going to be DragonFly people at 27C3, and I know…
Google Code-In: maybe →
I’ve applied on behalf of DragonFly for Google Code-In. It’s similar to Google Summer of Code, but focuses on 13-18-year-olds and smaller tasks. It runs over the year-end, and we’ll know if…
KDE4 patches to try →
Alex Hornung has some patches that allow KDE4 to build on DragonFly. They aren’t in pkgsrc and not all in KDE yet, so try them out directly if you want KDE4, for now. Update: based on something…
Another way to edit dragonflybsd.org →
The dragonflybsd.org website is a wiki (ikiwiki, to be exact) and any page on it can be edited. You have to create an account, first, which only requires picking a username and password. …
Another DragonFly site →
Pratyush Kshirsagar has put together a website describing his proportional RSS work for DragonFly. He may have more content in the future.
psm(4) update →
Antonio Huete updated psm(4) using code from FreeBSD; I don’t think it’s been committed yet but the patch is available. This will be especially valuable to you if you have a synaptics touchpad;…