Linux News Today: DragonFly BSD 4.6.0 Launches with Home-Grown Support for NVMe Controllers
Today, August 2, 2016, the development team behind the BSD kernel-based DragonFly BSD operating system proudly announced the official availability of the DragonFly BSD 4.6.0 update.
DragonFly BSD 4.6.0 appears to be a major release that ends the development of the 4.4 series of the acclaimed BSD distribution and promises to introduce lots of goodies to users of this computer OS. Prominent features include initial UEFI support, in-house built support for NVMe SSD devices, as well as SMP and networking improvements.
Also new in today’s DragonFly BSD 4.6 release is better support for the latest graphics cards, as the development team managed to add more updates to accelerated video for AMD Radeon and Intel users. And, as usual, most of the core components have been updated to their latest versions at the moment of writing this article.
“DragonFly version 4.6 brings more updates to accelerated video for both i915 and Radeon users, home-grown support for NVMe controllers, preliminary EFI support, improvements in SMP and networking performance under heavy load, and a full range of binary packages,” reads today’s release announcement.
There are over 130 changes since the DragonFly BSD 4.4 release, and if you’re curious to know what exactly has been changed, we recommend to study the entire changelog attached below. However, one important thing to mention here is that starting with today’s 4.6 series, DragonFly BSD is now a 64-bit only BSD operating system.
DragonFly BSD 4.6.0 is available for download right now via our website. If you’re using a release from the DragonFly BSD 4.4 branch of the OS, it’s recommended that you upgrade as soon as possible if you want to enjoy the latest enhancements and brand new technologies implemented.