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  • FreeBSD In Q2-2022: More Than 30k Ports, Driver Improvements, Better Linux Compatibility

    Phoronix: FreeBSD In Q2-2022: More Than 30k Ports, Driver Improvements, Better Linux Compatibility

    The FreeBSD project has published their latest quarterly status report highlighting the advancements made to this open-source BSD operating system...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/FreeBSD-Q2-2022

  • #2
    Always good to see the quarterly report get covered. So busy with work I feel like 2 weeks ago was the first quarter report! Thanks Michael.

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    • #3
      Why don't they just move to Linux instead?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Why don't they just move to Linux instead?
        Because of the license, Linux is GPL2.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          Why don't they just move to Linux instead?
          Who, devs? They know their code base and have well deserved positions in the project. Where would they fit in Linux after such switch? It would be downgrade for them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Setif View Post

            Because of the license, Linux is GPL2.
            That's not so bad, is it?

            Originally posted by Volta View Post

            Who, devs? They know their code base and have well deserved positions in the project. Where would they fit in Linux after such switch? It would be downgrade for them.
            They could work on the subsystem on Linux as they did in BSD, for example if they worked on file systems in FreeBSD they can work on file systems on Linux, if they worked on the TCP/IP stack in FreeBSD they can work on that in Linux.

            Improvements to Linux benefits more people. Nobody cares about FreeBSD.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Why don't they just move to Linux instead?
              Why Linux users don't just move to Windows instead?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                They could work on the subsystem on Linux as they did in BSD, for example if they worked on file systems in FreeBSD they can work on file systems on Linux, if they worked on the TCP/IP stack in FreeBSD they can work on that in Linux.
                It's a different code base, so it wouldn't be such simple to switch. If someone gives them guarantee they will be payed as good as before and their opinions will matter more than <some random volunteer dev> they will maybe consider it. However, imagine working for your favorite project and then switching to competition. At least two people had no problem with it (Icaza, Poettering), but people are different.

                P.S. KDE -> Gnome, Gnome -> KDE.

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                • #9
                  "More than 30k ports" – how many of them tend to work still?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by StarterX4 View Post
                    "More than 30k ports" – how many of them tend to work still?
                    Actually many of those are unmaintained, looks silly repeating the amount of ports on FreeBSD, at least on Debian when a package doesn't have a maintainer anymore is removed; by the other hand on FreeBSD there is a clear distinction between OS and third party packages... 🤔

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