Why did you choose DragonFly?

Nuno Antunes nuno.antunes at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 04:30:41 PDT 2010

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Samuel J. Greear <sjg at evilcode.net> wrote:
> This mail is intended for the infrequent responders and lurkers on the
> list just as much as the regular posters.
> What has drawn you to use the DragonFly BSD operating system and/or
> participate in its development by following this list? Technical
> features, methodologies, something about the community? I suspect the
> HAMMER filesystem to be the popular choice, but what other features
> affect or do you see affecting your day to day life as an
> administrator, developer, or [insert use case here], now or in the
> future?
> Thanks in advance for your response.
> Best,
> Sam

The lwkt and SSI goals really pleased me when DragonFly forked off
FreeBSD (and still do), so I followed loosely for a while. But it
wasn't until later when I attended EuroBSDCon in Milan and watched the
talk from Jeffrey Hsu about the networking threads in DragonFly that
it really tickled me. At about that time, the vkernel technology was
just about to see daylight and when it did I finally surrendered. I
think vkernels are a very cool feature! Last but certainly not least,
I find this community very welcoming and comfortable. People are just
great! I wish I could make it to CCC more often..

In conclusion, at first it was because of the goals and innovation
from a developer point of view, but later it was because of the people
involved too :)

Thanks guys!

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