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1## Ongoing DragonFly News
3### 2.6.3 Released, 07-May-2010!
5The [[DragonFly 2.6.3 release|release26]] is now available! This release features our
6new swapcache, a tmpfs port, fast-fsync for HAMMER, improved random I/O, and numerous
7other goodies. 2.6.2 features a major bug fix to a HAMMER issue related to reblocking
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.
11DragonFly had a very successful Google [Summer of Code](http://socghop.appspot.com/) for 2010, with all projects being completed successfully! Consult the [Summer of Code 2010](/docs/developer/gsoc2010/) page for a list of projects and links.
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21## What is DragonFly BSD?
23DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating system as BSD and Linux
24and is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs. DragonFly gives the BSD
25base an opportunity to grow in an entirely different direction from the one
26taken in the FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD series.
28The DragonFly project's
29ultimate goal is to provide native clustering support in the kernel.
30This involves the creation of a sophisticated cache management
31framework for filesystem namespaces, file spaces, and VM spaces, which
32allows heavily interactive programs to run across multiple machines with
33cache coherency fully guaranteed in all respects. This also involves being
34able to chop up resources, including the cpu by way of a controlled VM
35context, for safe assignment to unsecured third-party clusters over the
36internet (though the security of such clusters itself might be in doubt,
37the first and most important thing is for systems donating resources to not
38be made vulnerable through their donation).
40For more information, visit the [[History|History]] page.
42## Now Hiring
44DragonFly 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 Projects|/docs/developer/GSoCProjectsPage]] 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!