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DragonFly BSD 3.0 Released 102

Posted by timothy
from the it's-full-of-bug dept.
An anonymous reader writes with word of the release earlier this week, after eight months of development, of DragonFly BSD 3.0. The release includes improved scalability through finer-grained locking, improvements to the HAMMER file system in low-memory configurations, and a TrueCrypt-compatible disk encryption system. DragonFly is an installable system, but it can also be run live from CD, DVD, or USB key.
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DragonFly BSD 3.0 Released

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  • Not the big one (Score:4, Interesting)

    by laffer1 (701823) <luke@GAUSSfoolis ... m minus math_god> on Sunday February 26, 2012 @06:49AM (#39163169) Homepage Journal

    This release is interesting, but the rest of the year is dedicated to HAMMER2 and that will be the real story with DragonFly next. Most of the work on this release was incremental. Some interesting benchmarks were posted against FreeBSD in the last few months for PostgreSQL. There was some coverage on OSNews on this

    http://www.osnews.com/story/25334/DragonFly_BSD_MP_Performance_Significantly_Improved [osnews.com]

  • good guy; bad choice (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 26, 2012 @08:30AM (#39163387)

    Matt Dillon's a fairly bright guy who made the mistake in the mid-'90s of trying to get involved with the bunch of elitist has-beens on the FreeBSD core team. The reason the BSDs have been festering for the past decade is that there is and never has been any interest in properly documenting and welcoming contributions - the only way you can really make a contribution is to play the sycophant to one of the core team and act as their personal ego stroker until they act as your mentor, moulding you into a lesser version of themselves.

    Unfortunately, Dillon has therefore got stuck with an underlying project which isn't going to improve much as the resources involved in advancing the BSDs are mostly tied up and down by those involved in FreeBSD and OpeNBSD.

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