The FreeBSD Project has begun the switch of its source code management system from CVS to Subversion . At this point in time, FreeBSD’s developers are making changes to the base system in the Subversion repository.
There’s a new interview on BSDTalk . This one is with a few of the FreeBSD Core Team members: Warner Losh, George V. Neville-Neil, Murray Stokely, Hiroki Sato, Robert Watson, Brooks Davis, and Philip Paeps. The interview was recorded at BSDCan2008 in Ottawa, Cananda.
As a sidenote: it’s again time (after 2 years) for the FreeBSD Core Team elections . The FreeBSD Project has relied on democratic elections of the 9 member core team since 2000.
Candidates have 2 weeks in which to declare their candidacy and voting commences on June 19. Active FreeBSD committers are eligible to vote until July 16 and the results will be announced shortly thereafter. Watch this space.
There are new logos on our SpreadFreeBSD.org website which you can use.
Did you know you can help us spread the knowledge and awareness of FreeBSD/PC-BSD by putting one of the new logos on your website, blog or emails and get a point every time somebody clicks on the link?
Bij doing this you can get (by enough points) products from iXsystems free or discounted.
Have a look at the different logos: www.spreadfreebsd.org
about the use of BSD at home and in the office: link
Scott Ullrich from pfSense Project
is looking for anybody willing to donate a hardware or a fast server to speed up building and compiling of pfSense.
It seems more and more that I spend 90% of my time waiting for pfSense builds to validate code changes, kernel changes, etc
Here’s a rundown of parts that would be ideal:
- quad core cpu, or dualquad core if possible
- 4g ram (not strictly necessary, but useful for cache)
- 6 sata disks (western dig raptors would rock), and an areca or similar card with 256M-1G battery backed cache
Is there anybody able to help the pfSense project?
This 2008 Q1 Status Report covers FreeBSD related projects between January and March 2008. During this time FreeBSD 7.0 was released. BSDCan is upon us with the Developer Summit starting the 14th and the Conference starting the 16th.
These are the topics of the 2008 Q1 report:
Google Summer of Code
- finstall – Graphical installer for FreeBSD
- Summer of Code
- ProPolice support for FreeBSD
- Rewriting the TTY layer
FreeBSD Team Reports
- FreeBSD Bugbusting Team
- The FreeBSD Foundation
- The Ports Collection
- Multi-IPv4/v6/no-IP jails
- UnionFS Improvements
- Ideas Web Application
- The Hungarian Documentation Project
- The Spanish Documentation Project