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DragonFly BSD

DragonFly 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 is differentiated from other operating systems in its class by, among others, the HAMMER file system, Virtual Kernels, swapcache, and the pervasive use of soft token locks. DragonFly provides an opportunity for the BSD base to grow in an entirely different direction from the ones taken in the FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD series.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  30 Oct 2010 23:28

    Release Notes: Multi-processor performance was increased. Many bug fixes and feature enhancements were made, including the Wifi stack from FreeBSD, PF from OpenBSD 4.2, and DataMapper from NetBSD. This release also marks the return of the GUI image.

    •  11 Aug 2006 16:43

      Release Notes: The biggest user-visible changes in this release are a new random number generator, a massive reorganization of the 802.11 (wireless) framework, and extensive bugfixes in the kernel. Significant progress has been made in pushing the big giant lock inward, and extensive modifications have been made to the kernel infrastructure with an eye towards DragonFly's main clustering and userland VFS goals. This release is considered to be more stable then 1.4.

      •  24 Apr 2006 03:26

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  25 Oct 2004 09:47

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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