Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
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RE[2]: Keep getting better
by phoenix on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Keep getting better"
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2013 should be "the year of binary packages" for FreeBSD.

You can already upgrade the base OS via freebsd-update(8).

And the PKGng project will allow you to do binary upgrades of your 3rd-party software (aka ports) with the ease of Debian's apt-get. All the pieces are in place for 9.0 and 9.1, and PKGng is now the default on 10-CURRENT. All that's missing is for the package-building cluster to be brought back online to build binary packages on a regular basis. The cluster is being rebuilt due to the security incident last fall.

However, one can use ports-mgmt/poudriere to create their own package-building system, and use PKGng to manage everything on their own systems.

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