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- 1 Introduction
- 2 About
- 3 The Base
- 4 GhostBSD Project Goals
- 5 How to Contribute
- 6 In the Press about GhostBSD
- 7 Developers
- 8 Community Developers
- 9 Community Release XFCE
- 10 All Desktops
- 11 Updates
- 12 Issues
It is simply a question of manpower.
GhostBSD is a Unix-like operating system for desktop usage. It is based on FreeBSD and offers the MATE desktop environment. GhostBSD aims to be easy to install and offer an out of the box desktop system that is easy to use. The project goal is to combine security, privacy, stability, usability, openness, freedom and to be available for everybody free of charge.
It is BSD
GhostBSD is derived from FreeBSD, and its roots go back to the University of California Berkeley Unix Research. Historically it was referred to as "BSD Unix" or "Berkeley Unix." However, today it is simply called BSD for Berkeley Software Distribution.
GhostBSD is based on TrueOS with FreeBSD 12 STABLE with our twist to it. We are still continuing to use TrueOS for OpenRC, and the new package's system for the base system that is built from ports.
GhsotBSD = FreeBSD + Stuff that is not suported on FreeBSD - Stuff that is not needed any more
GhostBSD is becoming a slow-moving rolling release base on the latest TrueOS with FreeBSD 12 STABLE. When FreeBSD 13 STABLE gets released, GhostBSD will be upgraded to TrueOS with FreeBSD 13 STABLE.
Additional explanation from Eric on Telegram on 03.02.2020 at 20:24:
FreeBSD 12.1-STABLE is not a release, is a deleveloping branch of FreeBSD 12 and FreeBSD 13 CURRENT is of the upcomming FreeBSD 13.0. I am rolling release of the FreeBSD 12 STABLE branch, and not of the RELEASE branch. In sort we have new feature before FreeBSD 12.2 release. STABLE basicaly mean stable ABI.
More to FreeBSD
GhostBSD Project Goals
I did like Ubuntu a lot, and I thought why is there no project like Ubuntu in the BSD world, so that was about that time that the idea GhostBSD started
Interview with founder and maintainer of GhostBSD, Eric Turgeon
The goals of the GhostBSD Project are to provide:
- A simple, elegant desktop environment to support your day-to-day computing needs.
- Easy to use software management program for installing any of the 32,000 available applications.
- Linux binary compatibility to run almost any GNU/Linux application.
- Well-designed graphical installation programs.
- Automatic hardware (e.g., video, sound, network, devices) detection and configuration.
- A hardened 64-bit BSD system that is unaffected by malware, viruses, spyware, and malfeasance.
- OpenZFS support for modern amd64 systems.
- The best user experience possible.
How to Contribute
If you like to contribute to the GhostBSD project please look on our Contribution Page.
In the Press about GhostBSD
If you like to see information on YouTube and in the News please look at page GhostBSD in the News.
There are a lot of developers around the world who are interested in GhostBSD and show how to install other desktop environments.
See also: Community Build
Community Release XFCE
- Base system: In steps from FreeBSD/TrueOS STABLE X to FreeBSD/TrueOS STABLE X+1
- Applications: As rolling releases, nearly weekly and sometimes shorter. Every time if there are new updates from upstream available and ported to FreeBSD and GhostBSD.
If you have some issues you can report bugs here.
This is the pace to manage bugs and new features for GhostBSD.
Please before reporting your bug, please make sure there is no related bug reported.
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