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6e5b2f57 1## Ongoing DragonFly News
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e5279dd1 3### 2.6.3 Released, 07-May-2010!
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e5279dd1 5The [[DragonFly 2.6.3 release|release26]] is now available! This release features our
eeea7183 6new swapcache, a tmpfs port, fast-fsync for HAMMER, improved random I/O, and numerous
f83c3ef2 7other goodies. 2.6.2 features a major bug fix to a HAMMER issue related to reblocking
e5279dd1 8full filesystems, and 2.6.3 is a stabilization pass which primarily fixes a kernel panic
9related to sendfile() and works around a few pkgsrc issues.
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066f5eec 11<div class="digestbox">
ab47c073 12More news from the <a href="http://www.shiningsilence.com/dbsdlog/">DragonFly Digest</a>
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bef9be4c 15</ul>
bf64b941 16Follow DragonFly Digest news on <a href="http://dragonflybsd.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a> and <a href="http://www.twitter.com/dragonflybsd">Twitter</a>.
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6e5b2f57 19## What is DragonFly BSD?
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21DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating system as BSD and Linux
22and is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs. DragonFly gives the BSD
23base an opportunity to grow in an entirely different direction from the one
24taken in the FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD series.
ab47c073 26The DragonFly project's
b45421dc 27ultimate goal is to provide native clustering support in the kernel.
28This involves the creation of a sophisticated cache management
29framework for filesystem namespaces, file spaces, and VM spaces, which
30allows heavily interactive programs to run across multiple machines with
31cache coherency fully guaranteed in all respects. This also involves being
32able to chop up resources, including the cpu by way of a controlled VM
33context, for safe assignment to unsecured third-party clusters over the
34internet (though the security of such clusters itself might be in doubt,
35the first and most important thing is for systems donating resources to not
36be made vulnerable through their donation).
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fe587c8b 38For more information, visit the [[History|History]] page.
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40## Now Hiring
051005fe 42DragonFly provides a welcoming environment for those looking to participate in open source. See the [[Projects|/docs/developer/ProjectsPage]], [[Research Projects|/docs/developer/ResearchProjectsPage]], [[Code Bounties|/docs/developer/Code_Bounties]] and [[Summer of Code 2010|/docs/developer/gsoc2010]] pages for project ideas. If you are looking for an easy way to get your feet wet, you might find something suitable in the [Bug Tracker](http://bugs.dragonflybsd.org/). Or bring up your own idea on the appropriate [[mailing list|mailinglists]] or IRC!