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6e5b2f57 1## Ongoing DragonFly News
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a19205cc 3### 2.4.1 Released, 01-Oct-2009!
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fbc29fd2 5The [[DragonFly 2.4.1 release|release24]] is now available! With tons of new features and improvements.
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7### Summer of Code 2009 participation
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9DragonFly participated in Google's [Summer of Code](http://socghop.appspot.com/org/home/google/gsoc2009/dragonflybsd) program for 2009. Sample code from the completed student projects is available [from Google's repository](http://socghop.appspot.com/org/home/google/gsoc2009/dragonflybsd).
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ab47c073 12More news from the <a href="http://www.shiningsilence.com/dbsdlog/">DragonFly Digest</a>
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6e5b2f57 18## What is DragonFly BSD?
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20DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating system as BSD and Linux
21and is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs. DragonFly gives the BSD
22base an opportunity to grow in an entirely different direction from the one
23taken in the FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD series.
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ab47c073 25The DragonFly project's
b45421dc 26ultimate goal is to provide native clustering support in the kernel.
27This involves the creation of a sophisticated cache management
28framework for filesystem namespaces, file spaces, and VM spaces, which
29allows heavily interactive programs to run across multiple machines with
30cache coherency fully guaranteed in all respects. This also involves being
31able to chop up resources, including the cpu by way of a controlled VM
32context, for safe assignment to unsecured third-party clusters over the
33internet (though the security of such clusters itself might be in doubt,
34the first and most important thing is for systems donating resources to not
35be made vulnerable through their donation).
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ab47c073 37For more information, visit the [[History|history]] page.