[PC-BSD Dev] Help offer

Claudio claudio at hpgcc3.org
Fri Apr 26 04:31:08 PDT 2013

Thanks, these are all good ideas. I'll take a quick look at what's 
involved in each of them and see what I can do.


On 4/26/2013 7:19 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
> 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
> iXsystems
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