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Nov-Dec 2002 FreeBSD Bi-Monthly Status Report

CmdrTaco posted more than 11 years ago | from the stuff-to-read dept.

BSD 27

Dan writes "FreeBSD Release Engineering Team's Scott Long presents the FreeBSD November-December 2002 Bi-Monthly status report. Key highlights of the report include the anticipated FreeBSD 5.0 Release, Bluetooth stack development, busdma driver conversion project, DEVD, C99 & POSIX Conformance Project, FreeBSD Package Cluster work and much more!"

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So to prevent bsd from dying... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5161797)

They have started having Lesbian and Gay meetings every month?

That's one way to do it I suppose, but don't expect too many babies to replace the dead.

Re:So to prevent bsd from dying... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5162196)

They have started having Lesbian and Gay meetings every month?

Yes. They are trying to attract Linux users.

Re:So to prevent bsd from dying... (0)

hessian (467078) | more than 11 years ago | (#5171600)

That "Anonymous Coward" guy is MEAN.

Wow! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5162263)

All that stuff will work?

LOL (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5162656)


This thread is even more dead than *BSD.



Troll Glass : http://www.brettglass.com

The KGI stuff is interesting... (2, Informative)

CoolVibe (11466) | more than 11 years ago | (#5162730)

Finally, a decent framebuffer for FreeBSD. Whoopie! Oh and of course all the GGI goodness too. Yum.

Re:The KGI stuff is interesting... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5203025)

Actually, the reception that KGI has gotten in the FreeBSD camp seems to be about as cool as the cool reception it got in the Linux camp.

Finally, CmdrTaco dupes himself! (2, Funny)

dokebi (624663) | more than 11 years ago | (#5162752)

The "anticipated release of FreeBSD 5.0"???
Didn't ComdrTaco post the article "FreeBSD 5.0 Available [slashdot.org] "????

Finally, CmdrTaco dupes himself :)

Re:Finally, CmdrTaco dupes himself! (3, Informative)

bmah (99344) | more than 11 years ago | (#5162785)

The developer status reports were all written just before 5.0-RELEASE (when it was still "anticipated"). It so happens that the person who collated all of the reports is the same person who managed much of the 5.0-RELEASE process, and partially as a result, the whole collection of status reports didn't get released until after 5.0.

Re:Finally, CmdrTaco dupes himself! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5163391)

I have to say that Scott Long has done an awful job with this. Murray did it much better. First his RAIDFrame patches are shit. Then he screwed twice when sending the official announce e-mail. And then the ISOs had to be rerolled because he's too lame to 'make release' properly.

Troll Glass : http://www.brettglass.com

Re:Finally, CmdrTaco dupes himself! (0, Offtopic)

shlong (121504) | more than 11 years ago | (#5165149)

Ouch, your anonymous comments are so biting and hurtful! I guess I'll just slink away now that I been told off. I'm so hurt!

Live file system (1)

jbolden (176878) | more than 11 years ago | (#5172276)

On the subject of the 5 release does anyone know if/when they are going to put out the ISO with the live filesystem for 5.0?

Re:Live file system (2, Informative)

bmah (99344) | more than 11 years ago | (#5172534)

It's the second ISO image (for example, 5.0-RELEASE-i386-disc2.iso). You'll usually find it next to the disc1.iso and miniinst.iso images, for all five platforms (i386, alpha, pc98, ia64, sparc64).

bsd is dying!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5163015)

It is official; Netcraft now confirms: *BSD is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BSD market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [samag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin [amazingkreskin.com] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

Fact: *BSD is dying

What you will see in the next report... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5163096)

"Our number of users has remained static at 37. One newbie did attempt to use the OS but after we explained that a punch card reader was necessary for smooth *BSD operation he left."

Planned for next month (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5163188)

1. Support PS/2 keyboards
2. Support color screens (text-only, of course)
3. Add support for the VAX architecture in order to attract the large number of VAX users to FreeBSD
4. Add XENIX binary compatibility support

As always, FreeBSD is on the cutting edge when it comes to new features.

Re:Planned for next month (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5163285)

You can use AT keyboards right now? Wow!

*Me ditches the soldering iron and valve diagram.*

normal url (4, Informative)

meshko (413657) | more than 11 years ago | (#5164716)

Here is the url [freebsd.org] of the report in a readable form.

*BSD is dead (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5165905)

It is official; Netcraft now confirms: *BSD is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BSD market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a mere fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [samag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin [amazingkreskin.com] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

Fact: *BSD is dying

Re:*BSD is dead (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5166057)

Last time i visit /sux.

Bye bye morons.

Algerbraic is Dying (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5166268)

It is official; HP confirms: Algerbraic is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Algerbraic community when HP confirmed that Algerbraic calculator usage has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all professionals. Coming on the heels of a recent hpcalc.org survey which plainly states that algerbraic notation has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Algerbraic is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [hpcalc.org] in the recent HPcalc.org speed trials.

You don't need to be a Kreskin [amdest.com] to predict alberbraic's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Algerbraic faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for algerbraic because it is dying. Things are looking very bad for algerbraic. As many of us are already aware, it continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

TI's algerbraic calculator development team is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core engineers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time algerbraic's developers Casio and Sharp only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: Algerbraic is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

RPN supporter Jean-Yves Avenard states that there are 70000 propfessional users of calculators. How many users of algerbraic are there? Let's see. The number of RPN versus algerbraic posts on comp.sys.hp48 is roughly in ratio of 500 to 1. Therefore there are about 70000/500 = 14 algerbraic users. Sharp DAL (Direct Algerbraic logic) posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of plain algerbraic posts. Therefore there are about 7 users of DAL. A recent article put DAL at about 50 percent of the algerbraic market. This is consistent with the number of DAL Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of mismatched brackers, excessive keystrokes and so on, algerbraic went out of favor with TI and was taken over by Casio who sell another troubled calculator. Now Casio is also dead, its corpse turned over to cheap chinese calculator manufactures.

All major surveys show that alg has steadily declined in market share. Algerbraic is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If Algerbraic is to survive at all it will be among vintage calcululator collectors. Algerbraic continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, Algerbraic is dead.

Fact: Algerbraic is dying

That was funny (1)

jbolden (176878) | more than 11 years ago | (#5172259)

You should have posted under your name. That was really funny. Well done satire on the BSD posts.

Re:Algerbraic is Dying (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5264795)

It is official, BSD-is-dying-style jokes are dying..

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered BSD is dying community...

lol ;)

*BSD is not dying (0, Redundant)

horcy (545339) | more than 11 years ago | (#5167585)

Why would Apple choose BSD for OS X.
Because BSD is a rock solid OS. I tried both
Linux and BSD, but i am stuck with FreeBSD because
It's not as clumsy as Linux. Much faster boot times
And you can run alot more on BSD.
You cant run BSD software on Linux for instance.
I really hope people will try and use BSD more.
Yahoo runs on FreeBSD for instance, Linux cant
handle a load like that. So dont give me that lousy BSD is dead crap :(

Never forget (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5169843)

Dead is stable, too.

What's that smell? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5169933)

Did something die? It smells like something's dead.

I think something died.

Answer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5171129)

bathe more often.
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