[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD Status Update

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Jun 20 07:56:42 PDT 2013

On 06/20/2013 10:36, Ilya Bakulin wrote:
> Hi Kris,
> thank you for this great status update!
> On 2013-06-20 16:24, Kris Moore wrote:
>> In addition to the rolling release, we also have some other cool new
>> projects in the works. The first among these is our work to make ZFS the
>> cornerstone of the PC-BSD/TrueOS experience.
> This is cool, this means that more users will become familiar with ZFS
> and will not fear to use it on their servers, too :-)
Yea, and the BE stuff is huge, makes sense for both servers & desktops.

>> we've decided to drop the i386 builds going forward, and instead
>> focus on a single 64bit architecture. This means the next editions of
>> rolling-release and 9.2 onward will be 64bit only.
> So should I treat this as an answer to my mail about wrong arch in
> i386 pkgng repository? :-)
:) Probably, I won't keep those i386 packages online for long. Part of
the problem is that almost no devs are using i386 any more, or testing
these build utils. Its becoming a huge time-suck for us to keep
maintaining them.

> In any case, moving to amd64-only builds is reasonable, because 99% of
> desktop systems and modern servers (presumably the main target of
> PC-BSD/TrueOS) are already 64bit-capable, and only a few freaks like
> me have embedded-like Soekris boards that cannot run 64-bit code.
> Again thanks for the great project!
> // Ilya

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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