Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 18:13 UTC, submitted by iangibson
FreeBSD FreeBSD 6.2, one of the most popular versions of the free BSD Unix operating system, is out with new features and updates. It plugs holes and, in addition to the usual route of installing directly to a hard drive this time around, offers a LiveCD that can be used to rescue a broken system. Developers on the free version of the BSD Unix operating system hope it will help build momentum for what is arguably the most popular BSD variant in use.
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RE: The only thing missing is ...
by Hetfield on Thu 18th Jan 2007 20:12 UTC in reply to "The only thing missing is ..."
Hetfield
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2005-07-09

Agreed. I really enjoy building from Ports, but I'd love to have a package repository with up-to-date packages, especially regarding huge projects like KDE and GNOME.

I understand that the FreeBSD project simply lacks the resources to provide such a repository, so I wondered if the community could get together and write a @HOME-like client that silently uses spare CPU cycles to build packages in the background and send them to central servers when finished.

Don't know if that's feasible, I'm not a programmer, and I guess there would be serious security and administrative questions, but such a client would simply rock.

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