[PC-BSD Dev] Help offer

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Apr 26 04:19:09 PDT 2013

On 04/25/2013 14:05, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 04/24/2013 13:25, Claudio wrote:
>> Hello, everyone
>> I've used PCBSD for a while now, and I noticed there's very few
>> developers. I can help with C/C++/ASM/Qt/Shell scripts, or even LUA.
>> I have experience with both x86 and ARM systems. I mainly code as a
>> hobby. I just finished writing a new file system (published but not
>> thoroughly tested for production yet) and a multithreaded memory
>> allocator (yet to be published, just for fun, mine is faster than
>> jemalloc, but I couldn't beat tcmalloc... it's still about 10% faster
>> than mine and uses less memory, but it's OK for a hobby project).
>> I've also prepared and published a Board support package for the QNX
>> OS, but I moved away when they closed the source code. I'm willing to
>> get involved, I can spare a few hours a week and I don't get scared
>> easily.
>> I've seen the TODO list, but I'm not sure that's even current. Are
>> there any (relatively small) tasks for me to start getting into? I'll
>> take bigger tasks as I get more familiar with how things progress.
>> Anything that's a priority?
>> Cheers,
>> Claudio
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> Claudio,
> Welcome!
> There are a number of things which need improvement, but really it
> depends on what you feel like taking on first. Have you taken a look
> at the various programs in our repo on GitHub?
> https://github.com/pcbsd/pcbsd/tree/master/src-qt4
> Couple of things that come to mind here:
> pc-netmanager/src/NetworkTray - I would love some functionality which
> monitors the network status, and can change the icon based upon if the
> internet is available, or not. Maybe some sort of "repair" function if
> the internet goes away that does the obvious things, like re-starting
> networking, try to re-associated with wifi, etc.
> pc-soundconfig - Could use some love working with the snd_hda
> subsystem. Perhaps a GUI to let us change hda pin configuration? This
> helps in cases where audio is going to the wrong port, I.E. not going
> to the headphones when I want it to.
> pc-installgui - We have an icon which lets you view hardware detection
> status, but it would be nice if it ran automatically, and showed some
> sort of QT bubble message to click for details if something isn't
> detected.
> I'm sure users can provide many other ideas of things to improve
> though, feel free to chime in with ideas :)
> -- 
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> iXsystems

If you feel a bit more ambitious, another project we need is a QT
front-end to the "beadm" command. Something which lets us create /
manage system boot-environments would be fantastic :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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