FreeBSD Plans For The Next Ten Years

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 26 November 2014 at 12:16 PM EST. 36 Comments
Jordan Hubbard, the co-founder of FreeBSD and CTO of iXsystems, gave a talk at this month's MeetBSD California 2014 conference about the next ten years of FreeBSD.

Besides recapping the twenty-one year history of FreeBSD with some remarks, Hubbard focused on the future of FreeBSD and goals he hopes to see realized for this popular BSD distribution. Among the project ideas Jordan hopes will be tackled for FreeBSD in the next decade include a single/unified configuration data interface for FreeBSD and all services/applications, a centralized event notification system, and service start-up and wrangling improvements.

The last item about service start-up improvements comes down to dramatically redoing or replacing /etc/rc.d and becoming more systemd-like. In fact, this FreeBSD presentation even earned the praise of Lennart Poettering.

Those wishing to watch this FreeBSD presentation can find the YouTube video embedded below followed by the slides.

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