DragonFly 4.4 released

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Mon Dec 7 04:55:59 PST 2015

DragonFly 4.4 has been tagged and built:


>From the release page:

"DragonFly version 4.4 bring further updates to accelerated video for
both i915 and radeon users, a new locale system, and a new default
linker. Significant behind-the-scenes work has also been done, with
symbol versioning, Hammer1 improvements, and other changes. Version
4.4.1 was the first release due to the late inclusion of OpenSSL
update 1.0.1q."

The release page has links to the tagging commits for this release,
which have an exhaustive list of all the commits that went in between
4.2 and 4.4.  The normal ISO and IMG files are available for download
and install.

If you have an existing 4.2.x system and are running a generic kernel,
the normal upgrade process will work.  Change your local /usr/src to

> cd /usr/src
> git fetch origin
> git branch DragonFly_RELEASE_4_4 origin/DragonFly_RELEASE_4_4
> git checkout DragonFly_RELEASE_4_4
> git pull

And then rebuild: (in /usr/src )

> make buildworld
> make buildkernel
> make installkernel
> make installworld
> make upgrade

Don't forget to upgrade your existing packages.  4.4 packages have
already been built and are immediately available.

> pkg upgrade

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