DragonFly 5.0 released!

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 08:25:40 PDT 2017

On Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:09:23 -0400, you wrote:

>Who cares? Why are we even talking about stupid proprietary NVidia crap
>on DF mailing lists at the moment of release of the most advanced file
>system on the face of the planet?

We are talking about it because a prospective new Dragonfly user asked
if it would support his hardware.

We are talking about it because as exciting as the new file system is,
not to mention all the other hardwork done to make a bunch of other
improvements to Dragonfly, all of that does no good to a user who
can't run Dragonfly.

By being polite and courteous, and ensuring correct information is
available, there is the possibility that someone might decide to use
their time to improve the experience of those of us who do have NVIDIA
hardware by either porting Nouveau or the binary driver.

Almost all open source projects need more contributors, and I doubt
Dragonfly is the exception.  By being polite and courteous, and
respecting other peoples opinions or choices (ie. not calling it
"stupid") you help to make Dragonfly a more welcoming destination for
someone who wants to contribute to an open source project, whether it
be dealing with the NVIDIA hardware issue or other areas that likely
could use help like writing documentation, testing, helping to port
packages, etc.

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