- May 10, 2019
Latest commit: Jan 6th.
Nope. We've decided to not pursue package base further at this point. Too many issues and lack of consensus from wider community on how to proceed with it has left it somewhat dead in the water right now. Updating system we have for TrueNAS right now works just fine and is very mature.
Thanks for the honesty!Over the past 2-3 years it's been a personal passion project for a few iX employees, and we're all busy pushing very hard on TrueNAS CORE/Enterprise and some other projects right now. Plus there's not a lot of community demand for what it was trying to do in that space, so we've mostly all moved onto other things.
When Sun rolled out smf(5) for Solaris, they eased adoption by ISVs and customers by allowing init.d(4) scripts to continue to function side-by-side:With OpenRC, we still like the system, but again, it seems that the momentum is on Linux with systemd right now. I personally don't see OpenRC as being a big enough technology jump to try and champion it into wider acceptance by the BSD community, too little too late so to speak.
That's really too bad. Back in the '90's, it was practical for me to run FreeBSD on the desktop and even carefully-chosen laptops. In the 2000's this became impractical as too many of the tools I needed on a daily basis weren't available, culminating in VMware's vSphere C# client, and I had to run Windows for a bunch of years. I had been hoping to finally get back to a FreeBSD desktop in the next few years here, as VMware's HTML5 client is actually more-or-less usable.Plus there's not a lot of community demand for what it was trying to do in that space, so we've mostly all moved onto other things.