Erik Wikström erik-wikstrom at
Sun May 13 09:26:41 PDT 2007

On 2007-05-13 17:31, Dennis Melentyev wrote:
2007/5/13, flu at <flu at>:
Thanks for the input everyone! Once I decide on what to tackle, I'll
solicit some help / advice from you guys. I think firstly, a C++ wrapper
for any DragonFly specific system libraries or system calls would be a
good thing. This would also facilitate easier contribution by other C++
> Just my 2 cents...
While any new commiter is very valuable, I hardly can see any point
in any DFLY-specific C++ libs. Thats more of Linux way - creating 
non-portable and OS-centric apps.
Even more, I can hardly remember any of DFLY-specific libraries in
our OS.
What am I considering as a good idea: check of STL support in GCC 4x 
under DFLY. It might be already Ok, but I'd rather have it verified.
I think libstdc++ is quite standards compliant, perhaps it's not 100% 
but it's close enough for the vast majority of applications. They even 
have an implementation of the TR1 extensions which is more than Visual 
Studio (which is quite standards compliant) does.

Next one: support of WxWidgets, MySQL++, ACE. May be some other 
frequently used libraries.
Those are more of pkgsrc issues but don't let that stop you, even the 
best system would be worthless without applications to run on it.

The same goes for Ronald, there are still a number of applications in 
pkgsrc that does not build under DF, some of them ought to be written in 
C++ so perhaps if you make some of them work it would provide the most 
benefit for the DF project.

A list of packages that didn't build can be found here:

Erik Wikström

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