EdgeBSD Still Progressing As A Forked NetBSD Powered By Git
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 10 February 2015 at 09:41 AM EST. 10 Comments
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EdgeBSD remains one of the newer BSD distributions that is a fork of NetBSD but switches from CVS to Git for source code management.

Pierre Pronchery of the EdgeBSD project spoke back at FOSDEM about the status and direction of this BSD operating system. EdgeBSD has seven official developers, including some who are official NetBSD and FreeBSD developers too. Right now the project has a stable rolling EdgeBSD 6 release that has extra features on top of NetBSD including ALSR, SSP, signed binary packages, LTS support, and support for root file-system encryption. EdgeBSD is fundamentally different from NetBSD in that it uses Git for source code management.

Work is ongoing towards EdgeBSD 7, which is based on the NetBSD 7 branch. Some objectives for EdgeBSD 7 include cross-compiling packages, pkg-ng as the package format, strengthening the signing support, and potentially switching over to LibreSSL in place of OpenSSL.

Those wishing to learn more about the EdgeBSD operating system can see the PDF slides from FOSDEM 2015 or visit EdgeBSD.org.
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