DragonFly BSD 6.0 Stable Build Available to Download

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Today DragonFly BSD 6.0 Stable Build Released and Now Available to Download .iso, DragonFly BSD 6.0 belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and Linux. It is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs and shares ancestor code with other BSD operating systems. DragonFly provides an opportunity for the BSD base to grow in an entirely different direction from the one taken in the FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD series.


Justin Sherrill has announced the release of a new version of DragonFly BSD. The latest version, DragonFly BSD 6.0.0, focuses on filesystem improvements, including work done to the advanced HAMMER2 filesystem. “DragonFly version 6.0 is the next step from the 5.8 release series in 2020. This version has a revamped VFS caching system, various filesystem updates including HAMMER2, and a long list of userland updates. The details of all commits between the 5.8 and 6.0 branches are available in the associated commit messages for 6.0.0rc1 and 6.0.0. Big-ticket items: Significant work on dsynth, for building packages. Many updates of contrib system software. HAMMER2 work continues, with updates from Tomohiro Kusumi. Major VM work for extent-based representation. Due to major changes to the VM system we had to remove the MAP_VPAGETABLE mmap() feature, and this also means that vkernels will not be supported in this release. Support may be re-added at a later time via HVM (but not in this release).” Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement and in the release notes.



Uncompressed ISO: dfly-x86_64-6.0.0_REL.iso

The details of all commits between the DragonFly 5.8 and DragonFly 6.0 branches are available in the associated commit messages for 6.0.0rc1 and 6.0.0.

Nitrux 1.4.0 available to download with KDE Plasma 5.21.4

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