pfSense – hardware/server request

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
more…

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?

Read the whole blogpost and the comments here.

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (2008 Q1)

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

Projects

  • ProPolice support for FreeBSD
  • Rewriting the TTY layer
  • USB

FreeBSD Team Reports

  • FreeBSD Bugbusting Team
  • The FreeBSD Foundation
  • The Ports Collection

Kernel

  • Multi-IPv4/v6/no-IP jails
  • UnionFS Improvements

Documentation

  • Ideas Web Application
  • The Hungarian Documentation Project
  • The Spanish Documentation Project

new BSD forum: daemonforums

One of our regular blog readers brought a new BSD related forum to my attention: daemonforums.org

It’s a new website without much activity yet, but what I’m curious about is, why create yet another BSD related forum? How is this one different from BSD Forums , BSD Support or BSD Nexus etc?

It would have been nice if the creator(s) explained why they’ve started yet another forum or what niche they’re aiming at.

Personally, I think we should co-operate more, recommend and improve what’s available already in the BSD world (be it operating systems, websites or forums – unless strong and valid reasons are there, obviously). United we’re stronger.

www.daemonforums.org

Thanks to kace – gotbsd.net for reporting this.