Matthew Dillon has announced the release of DragonFly BSD 1.10, the sixth major DragonFly release since the project's creation in 2003. The release notes say "we consider 1.10 to be more stable then 1.8," and summarize some of the new features:
"Several big-ticket items are present in this release. Our default ATA driver has been switched to NATA (ported from FreeBSD). NATAs big claim to fame is support for AHCI which is the native SATA protocol standard. It is far, far better then the old ATA/IDE protocol. DragonFly now has non-booting support for GPT partitioning and 64 bit disklabels. Non-booting means we don't have boot support for these formats yet. DragonFly's Light Weight Process abstraction is now finished and working via libthread_xu but the default threading library is not quite ready to be changed from libc_r yet. All threaded programs now link against an actual 'libpthread' which is a softlink to libc_r or libthread_xu, allowing the new threading library to be tested more fully."
"In order to support a reasonable number of slices and partitions a certain degree of device renumbering has occured, so if you are upgrading from an older release be sure to run 'make upgrade' after installing the new world and kernel to properly update your /dev. Up to 250 or so slices and 127 partitions are now supported.
"This release also contains a massive amount of new device support, particularly related to wireless networking, plus security updates and bug fixes.
"A more complete list is included below. We consider 1.10 to be more stable then 1.8.
"This release includes a Makefile in /usr that can be used to get the fill distribution source tree and to get the full PkgSrc tree. Just type 'make' in /usr for more information on available options."
From: Matthew Dillon [email blocked] To: kernel Subject: DRAGONFLY 1.10 RELEASED! Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 13:23:33 -0700 (PDT) DragonFly 1.10 has been released! A Big thank you to everyone who made this release possible! http://www.dragonflybsd.org/ MD5 (dfly-1.10.0_REL.iso) = 51a86604eed9be4f795ca0f665396f8a MD5 (dfly-1.10.0_REL.iso.gz) = 1cea8b87f1d1933a2d24a36720b37a7e -Matt Matthew Dillon [email blocked]
From: Matthew Dillon [email blocked] Subject: 1.10 release ISO on crater - official announcement will be Monday Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 12:32:43 -0700 (PDT) The 1.10 release ISO is now on crater! The official announcement will be made tomorrow (Monday) after our mirrors have had a chance to get a copy. There will be some minor release errata. The pkgsrc issue with the bootstrap has not been fixed. Also, the installer defaults to wanting to install bootblocks on acd0 as well as your hard drive and has to be unchecked before proceeding. -Matt