7+ days of dogfood

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Sun Feb 10 00:29:36 UTC 2013

	Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2013 16:07:23 -0800
	From: Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu>
	To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
	Subject: 7+ days of dogfood

	In a long thread started by Peter Wemm on developers@, he described
	the move/upgrade of the FreeBSD.org cluster to using FreeBSD-10.  A
	part of his description included the need to test top-of-tree under
	actual real-world conditions.  In his words, FreeBSD should "eat its
	own dogfood."  The new installation on FreeBSD.org, of course, would
	test FreeBSD-10 under (heavy) server load. 

	So, I decided to test FreeBSD-10 under a user desktop condition.  In
	so doing, I upgraded the circa August 2012 FreeBSD-current that ran
	on my Dell Latitude D530 (which ran rock-solid) to top-of-tree.  This
	included re-installing all ports under the pkgng paradigm.

	I can only describe this experience as slowly shoving an icepick into
	my ear channel.

*skip the details*

My experience is more positive.
I've r246552 on a Lenovo T61p amd64 laptop.

X works fine with Nvidia card with
nvidia-driver-304.64: x11/nvidia-driver
and with hald and dbus.

firefox-18.0.2,1: www/firefox
works fine (so far).
I haven't added flash yet.

sound seems fine, at least in
alienblaster-1.1.0_5: games/alienblaster

wireless works ok (I'm not sure, but
it seems to show some problems under load.
I need to investigate this further) with

device iwn             # Intel 4965/1000/5000/6000 wireless NICs.
device iwn4965fw

All this with

# cat /etc/make.conf
SENDMAIL_CFLAGS+=   -I/usr/local/include -DSASL=2
SENDMAIL_LDFLAGS+=  -L/usr/local/lib
SENDMAIL_LDADD+=    -lsasl2


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