DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-08
Sorry for the length, I have a lot to say ;-).
Hi there, how are you? I wanted to thank you for taking BSD in this
new direction. I am sure this project will succeed, and would like to
be a part of it.
First, a little about me...
I have a BS in Computer Engineering and a MS in EE, so I'm not a
clueless id10t. However, most of my experience has been in the
Windows world. I've played a little with Linux, a little more with
FreeBSD, but it is still just a little. While I taught C/C++ at my
university, I have only programmed KDE self-tutorials in the UNIX
world (mostly due to time issues...more on that later). Don't take
this as I don't want to learn/help. That is not the case; I just
don't know where to start.
Currently, I am working on a hypertension (high blood pressure)
project. We are currently using M$ for our serverware, but are
working toward moving it into Open Source. Right now, our target is
Linux/PostGreSQL/Apache/PHP. I have been really trying to get BSD
involved, and DragonFly might allow me to do that (once again...more
on this later).
Now, kudos to this team...
First, I must thank you immensely for replacing Beastie. I know it's
spelled d*a*emon, but a little red guy with pointy horns, tail, and a
pitchfork is considered by many to be a devil (regardless of the
number of 'a's). I live in an area of the US called the "Bible belt"
(True, I don't attend church as often as I've been told I should).
The major hurdle I face with BSD recognition is something I've dubbed
"The Demon Factor." Once again, thanks for eliminating this. I know
there was some discussion about adding a pitchfork to Fred, please
Also, the goals of this project, massive as they are, are certainly
worth pursuing. I could comment on them all, but for brevity, I'll be
happy to take it offline.
Like I mentioned before, I would like to help. My main thought (given
my lack of UNIX background) was making a website like
www.freebsddiary.org. I would very much like to be a voice for this
project. At least, until I learn enough about UNIX programming to
submit a patch or two ;-).
However, if the goals/status of this project can facilitate it, I
could work DragonFly into the project I work for (in order for that to
happen PostGreSQL would have to be stable).
As I said before, time is an issue, isn't it always. Two jobs...a
kid...possible PhD work...yadda. However, I would like to help
because I can see a great synergy. Let me know what you think (i.e.
how I can help out).
Mr. Adrian M Nida
Medical University of South Carolina