DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2006-01
Re: code bounties for DragonFly ?
:Development has been somewhat slow, but I think that's in part because we
:went too long between releases, and some of the more interesting features
:are on hold until the subsystems are done. (Live CD with a desktop is
:dependent on compressed filesystems and pkgsrc, neither of which is
:complete, for instance.)
I think its just the fact that we are a small project. Things always
take longer then one thinks they will. I thought I'd be able to get the
parallel routing code in in a week but it's taking a lot longer then
that. I have a whole list of things that I know have to be done to
achieve the infrastructure required to form the basis for clustered
What we really need are more coders who can follow through with large
pieces of new work to complement the many excellent coders we now have
who are great at refining and rounding out existing work.
On the otherhand, I've seen phenominal progress in our tight nit group.
I can think of a dozen people right off the top of my head who are much
better coders and communicators now then they were a year ago. That is
just as important to me as project progress is. And, frankly, we
have made a huge amount of progress, even if it doesn't always seem that
way due to its mostly under-the-hood nature. I believe we are about
half way to our goal of clustered computing.