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DragonFlyBSD 3.6 Brings AMD/Intel Graphics Drivers & Better SMP Scaling 48

An anonymous reader writes "DragonFlyBSD 3.6 was released [Monday] with the big new features being dports, Intel and AMD Radeon KMS kernel graphics drivers, major SMP improvements, and improved language support. Dports is the new package management system based upon the FreeBSD Ports collection and replaces pkgsrc as the default; over 20k packages are available via dports. Major SMP scaling improvements come via reducing lock contention within the kernel and other multi-core enhancements. The Intel and Radeon graphics drivers on DragonFlyBSD were ported from the FreeBSD kernel, which in turn were ported from the upstream Linux kernel."
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DragonFlyBSD 3.6 Brings AMD/Intel Graphics Drivers & Better SMP Scaling

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  • by Sarten-X ( 1102295 ) on Tuesday November 26, 2013 @11:41AM (#45526443) Homepage

    Has anybody else noticed that over the last decade, almost all of the DragonFlyBSD release stories have been posted by timothy, and the majority of those were submitted anonymously?

    It's not a particularly popular distro, coming in at #77 [] today, in an unscientific poll. I get that it's news for nerds, but I'm starting to suspect a wee bit of bias.

  • by geek ( 5680 ) on Tuesday November 26, 2013 @12:13PM (#45526857)

    Of the BSD's DragonFly is probably one of the more important and active ones. The filesystem they use is one of the biggest advancements in BSD in a long time. I'm not a DragonFly user but I do track it in hopes of one day using it at a point that it fits my needs. FreeBSD 10 however is addressing all of my concerns so DragonFly may slip away from my sites soon.

  • Re:BSD Fragmentation (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 26, 2013 @01:08PM (#45527801)

    The only real difference is the level of bitterness felt about the overwhelming success of the supposedly "anti business" and "anti freedom" linux project and the GPL license it's published under.

    I think it's safe to say at this point the GPL was the right choice. Linux flourishes today with enormous growth and a huge community. BSD is still around, and it can claim a lot of success.. But, exactly as everyone feared, the big users of BSD don't contribute their improvements back to the main project. Without this, the BSD community stagnates in the relative obscurity it's been facing for the past decade or so. So there's BSD in the playstation3 and 4. So? What good does that do other than to fuel the egos (and possibly the paychecks) of a few developers. The community sees nothing.

    RMS is one of those guys that's annoyingly, uncomfortably, maddeningly correct. He's rude, creepy looking, and hard to get along with. He doesn't sugar coat anything or are about anyone's ego or feelings. Much community may not like what he does or what he has to say, but he's been there since the start and he's always right in the end. He's like the Socrates of computing.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers