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Re: Why did you choose DragonFly?

From: Michael Neumann <mneumann@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:51:42 +0200

Am 20.09.2010 21:33, schrieb Samuel J. Greear:
> 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?

Well, IIRC, I was taking a look at DragonFly early at it's beginning when
I was studying the L4 microkernel. I even suggested to base DragonFly
on L4 at this time :). Since then, I always followed it's progress and
also used it as a desktop for some time and recently also on the server.

The ideas and goals of DragonFly are somehow more challanging than
those of other main-stream OSes, so it's very interesting from a technical
and educational standpoint in my case.

And the whole development is driven by people out of their own personal
This is very nice! Furthermore almost everyone is allowed to contribute
to the
project and is even welcomed to do so. And I like the pragmatic choices
of the
developers, for example to use git instead of cvs, just to mention one.
I think
in general DragonFly is much more pragmatic than any other OS, if there
is a good
solution it will be followed.  

What I also like is the community and especially our project leader (Matt)
who explains things very well, which is always worth reading.

Other than that, to administer systems, HAMMER makes life so much
easier, just
because it makes backups so easy.



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