CT on DragonFly 5.8.0


We test Lab CodeTyphon 7.10 on DragonFly 5.8.0

DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and Linux.
It is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs and shares ancestor code with other BSD operating systems.
DragonFly provides an opportunity for the BSD base to grow in an entirely different direction from the one taken in the FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD series.
DragonFly includes many useful features that differentiate it from other operating systems in the same class.
The most prominent one is HAMMER, our modern high performance filesystem with built-in mirroring and historic access functionality.
Virtual kernels provide the ability to run a full-blown kernel as a user process for the purpose of managing resources or for accelerated kernel development and debugging.

DragonFly BSD is one of our LAB Reference OSes

More for DragonFly BSD here


System: Entry level PC with 1 CPU (4-Cores) / 8 Gbyte RAM / 120 Gbytes Hard Disk / 1680x1050 pixels Monitor
OS : DragonFly version 5.8.0 64 bits  (dfly-x86_64-5.8.0_REL.iso)



1. OS things and stuff..

Updated for DragonFly BSD 5.8.3 (2020-10-01)

DragonFly BSD installation give you only a minimum bootable OS.

First Install the OS to your PC.

Our minimum desktop setup procedure:

After OS installation, Logging as "root"

a) Install "bash", "zip", "unzip", "nano", "sudo" and "xorg"

pkg install -y bash zip unzip nano sudo xorg

b) At this test we install "MATE", "KDE5", "GNOME3" and "xfce4" Desktops

pkg install -y mate mate-desktop mate-common
pkg install -y xfce xfce4-desktop thunar-archive-plugin
pkg install -y gnome3 gnome-desktop
pkg install -y kde5
pkg install -y lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings

c) Setup /etc/rc.conf

nano /etc/rc.conf

and add:


d) Add installation user to group "wheel"

pw groupmod wheel -m username


Reboot and logging as installation user...




2. Preparation-Give "sudo" root privileges

Open a terminal and exec

nano /usr/local/etc/sudoers


add at the end of /usr/local/etc/sudoers 1 line


Ctl-X to exit and Y to save



3. Download-Unzip-Install

Download CodeTyphonIns.zip and unzip to your home directory


Open a terminal, and go to new CodeTyphonIns directory

cd CodeTyphonIns

Start CodeTyphon Installation with command

sh ./install.sh

Give zero "0" to Install CodeTyphon




4. Setup and Build (GTK2)

After CT install you can start CTCenter or to continue with the open terminal

We don't change GTK2 Platform, MATE desktop based on GTK2.

It's the first installation of CodeTyphon on this PC, so we install "system libraries" select "0".


Select "8" to build all...





CTCenter and Typhon64 for GTK2




5. Libraries tests (GTK2)

Typhon IDE on DragonFly BSD has now about 146 packages.

We test some of about 1900 CodeOcean samples...




 js_WebGL !!!
































6. Build Typhon IDE for QT5 (KDE5)

a) Switch Typhon IDE Host Platform to QT5

CodeTyphon Center => Setup Dialog

and select QT5 Platform

b) Only for the first time, install OS System Libraries

CodeTyphon Center =>HostPC=>"Install System Libraries"

c) Remove and Build Typhon IDE for new Platform (QT5)

CodeTyphon Center =>Typhon IDE=>"Remove and Build"