BSD Release: DragonFly BSD 6.2.1 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 950 Distribution Release: EasyOS 3.2 Distribution Release: Linux Mint...
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The DragonFly BSD team have announced the release of DragonFly BSD 6.2.1. The new release includes NVMM hypervisor support, offers remote mounting of HAMMER2 volumes, and HAMMER2 filesystems can be resized using growfs. “DragonFly version 6.2 is the next step in the 6.x release series. This version has hardware support for type-2 hypervisors with NVMM, an amdgpu driver, the experimental ability to remote-mount HAMMER2 volumes, and many other changes. The details of all commits between the 6.0 and 6.2 releases are available in the associated commit messages for 6.2.1. 6.2.0 was not released. To see all the bug tracker issues that were closed for this release, please check here. Big-ticket items: NVMM, a type-2 hypervisor for hardware-supported virtualization, ported to DragonFly. See the NVMM Hypervisor documentation. growfs support added to HAMMER2 for changing the size of an existing HAMMER2 volume. xdisk included in build. Remote HAMMER2 disks can be mounted (Experimental!) drm/amdgpu driver imported, matches Linux 4.19 support. drm/ttm updated to match.” Additional information can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: dfly-x86_64-6.2.1_REL.iso (726MB, MD5, pkglist).This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
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Read more in this week’s issue of DistroWatch Weekly…Barry Kauler has announced the release of EasyOS 3.2, an experimental Linux distribution with a focus on using containers for both applications and the entire desktop. “Since version 3.1, EasyOS has undergone major structural changes and many new applications added. Some of the structural changes include a move from ALSA-only to PulseAudio, applications running as their own user, improved hardware-profiling for audio, fixes for samba, audio and video, more video drivers, new /files top-level folder. Software changes include a recompile of all packages in OpenEmbedded (OE) and the addition of major multimedia applications such as LiVES video editor, VLC video player, OBS Studio video recorder/streamer and Scribus desktop publisher – all cross-compiled in OE. Qt5 packages are now compiled in OE. More development packages in the ‘devx’ SFS, including Mercurial source-control and Nemiver debugger. Numerous bug-fixes and improvements.” Additional information can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download: easy-3.2-amd64.img.gz (581MB, MD5, pkglist).The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 20.3 which is available in Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce flavours. The distribution has polished a number of its desktop …
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