BSD Release: DragonFly BSD 6.0.0
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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. Download: dfly-x86_64-6.0.0_REL.iso.bz2 (254MB, MD5, pkglist).
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