In a nutshell:
- PKGNG repos will be updated at a set day in the month
- PC-BSD will come with the GRUB bootloader
- ZFS is going to be the cornerstone of PC-BSD
- PC-BSD is going to be release as 64bit only (drops i386 platform)
make ZFS the cornerstone of the PC-BSD/TrueOS experience. This will bring features such as ZFS “Boot-Environments”, including the ability to boot directly
from them at the boot-loader. [...] Re-focusing on solely on ZFS as our default file-system [...]
… we’ve decided to drop the i386 builds going forward, and instead
focus on a single 64bit architecture.
I understand Kris reasons for moving on (ZFS, 64bit only), but I can see that a number of current PC-BSD users with slower and/or i386 systems will feel left behind.
Will this affect you?