In Other BSDs for 2018/03/17

The first news item about pfSense is not necessarily new, but new to me.

10 Replies to “In Other BSDs for 2018/03/17”

  1. Anonymous says:


    There is a broken link for the next major release of pfsense

  2. rjc says:

    The *PDF* is not a PDF ;^)

  3. TJ says:

    Here’s an interesting reddit comment from one of Justin’s links above.

    Paraphrase: Dragonfly has ~200 monthly code commits. OpenBSD has ~1,000 monthly code commits. So OpenBSD is 5x more active than Dragonfly.

    Now obviously counting the number of code commits is a flawed metric and not all code commits are created equally. But at a macro / directionally indication – it’s a fairly good comparison.

    I really wish more people used and spoke about Dragonfly. It’s so great.

    Because when I read comments like:

    [Dragonfly] is what they describe it to be — a research project. It’s at a stage where all users should be expected to take part in the development and the project seems to need user/developers who want to work on documentation and ports.

    Just pains me to read that :(

  4. DJ says:

    Maybe it’s Qubes OS, even if Mr. Lucas is calling it in a way that seem to advertize a cloud service or something.

    And I’ve heard that we -have options- because someone is thinking to port OpenRC over.

  5. Fixed the link – I don’t know why they don’t have a top-level link there. Changed the PDF mention too.

    TJ – what is wrong with those comments? Put it another way: Windows has lots of users and tons of activity. Why aren’t you using it?

  6. Anonymous says:


    Reading something referred to as a “research os” doesn’t sound positive.

  7. DragonFly is pushing boundaries, trying new things. “Research OS” sounds like a good thing to me.

  8. Anonymous says:

    In my book, “Research OS” means a plaything not fit for production.
    There is a marketing failure at play here.

  9. Justin Sherrill says:

    I can’t fix your feelings for you, and neither can an operating system.

  10. rjc says:

    OpenBSD is *also* a research OS –

    What problem do you have with “research”?

    You do realise that you are a guinea pig for anyone making software, right?

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