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April 2017 financial reports

Many thanks to all donors and patrons who generously invested in GhostBSD this last April. Like always you ensured that we could meet all the costs associated with running our web server and packages builder server for GhostBSD. Donation from our community and sponsors starts to be more consistent, and this is tremendously helping the project to go forward.

Our Patron

PatronAMOUNT Pledge
Dave Mathews $20
Kevin O'Connor $10
Tim Lawrence $5
Robbie Glibbs $1
M.Kasim Donmez $1
Tim Howes $1
John Mosher $1

A total of $34.61 has been raised via Patreon in April.

Become patron #8

PayPal Donors

DATEDONORAMOUNT(CAD)Type
Apr 31 2017 Gaming PC Test $10 Monthly Donation
Apr 30 2017 Joachim Roos $20 One Time Donation
Apr 29 2017 BestThinBezelMonitor.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 29 2017 SPARPEDIA $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 27 2017 Scuf Controller Ps4 $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 27 2017 Pickup Lines World $10 Monthly Donation
Apr 26 2017 douglas lunde $10 Monthly Donation
Apr 25 2017 Lucky Patcher Apk $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 24 2017 SleekWristbands.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 22 2017 Names Finder $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 22 2017 Slobodanka Bekjarovska $2 Monthly Donation
Apr 19 2017 Names Finder $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 19 2017 Rocket Wristbands $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 19 2017 LaptopForProgramming.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 16 2017 Fred Horvat $10 One Time Donation
Apr 15 2017 parkshoreluxuryproperties.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 13 2017 Gear For Gaming $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 13 2017 SRJ News $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 12 2017 Achim Woellgens $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 09 2017 mrkortingscode.nl $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 09 2017 sparpedia.no $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 08 2017 Natasha Pahuja $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 07 2017 freecrosswordsolver.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 06 2017 UK Web Host Review $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 04 2017 Jason Costa $5 One Time Donation
Apr 04 2017 E-Form $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 03 2017 ContractorSURGE $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 01 2017 Power Drill Guru $10 Monthly Donation
Apr 01 2017 Lucky Patcher $5 Monthly Donation

A total of $157.00 has been raised via PayPal in April.

Help GhostBSD

If you haven't already donated to GhostBSD, be generous, help us grow and sustain the project. This project depend on you!

Donate

Become a Sponsor

When an individual or company provide a donation that qualifies to one of the six levels of our sponsorship programs, We engage in displaying the donor project or company banner if it applies with and/or link to the website and we show our sponsors on every page of the project.

Become a Sponsor

Upcoming GhostBSD 11.0 delayed for the new pkg repositories

The next major version of GhostBSD will feature our software package repositories instead of continuing to use those from FreeBSD, and it is the primary reason for the delay of the release.

There are several reasons for creating our project repositories:
  1. FreeBSD is geared more towards servers while GhostBSD targets the desktop. Maintaining our software packages repositories gives us more control and allows us to set build time options differently.
  2. It makes it possible to update GhostBSD specific applications (e.g. the update station) via pkg, too.
  3. Creating an additional repository would lead to technical problems, and it may break some applications (packages from two different repositories could depend on various versions of the same dependency package).

A separate build server was rented and will be building updated packages weekly. We found using Synth to create packages fits us better than Poudriere (Special thanks to J.R. Marino for that excellent program!).

Initially, the plan was to go with the "quarterly" ports branch from FreeBSD. Unfortunately the last quarterly update broke X11 for a lot of users and thus proved not to meet our requirements at all.

GhostBSD will provide packages for i386 and amd64. For both architectures there will be three public repositories:

  • latest: which matches FreeBSD's ports + GhostBSD ports + changed options and perhaps patches. The devs will run this, and advanced users who are willing to test are welcome, too.
  • current: which will be the default repository for GhostBSD.
  • previous: which keeps the previous packages available after "current" was updated.

By using "latest", we hope to catch problems before broken packages go into "current". If something we don't use breaks, there's "previous" as a fallback repo.

For users who like packages but need to build some ports themselves to change options, we will provide the patched ports tree that we create packages from.

First quarter 2017 financial reports

I am sorry that we did not release any financial reports since October! This newsletter format is changing for a smaller size, and we will try to update much more frequently.

Many thanks to all donors and patrons who generously invested in the GhostBSD project last quarter. Like always and ensured that we could meet all the costs associated with running the GhostBSD project.

Our Patron

PatronAMOUNT(CAD)
Dave Mathews $20
Kevin O'Connor $10
Tim Lawrence $5
Tim Howes $1

A total of $94.97 was raised via Patreon in the first quarter of 2017.

Become patron #6

PayPal Donors

DATEDONORAMOUNT(CAD)Type
Mar 31 2017 Gaming PC Test $10 Monthly Donation
Mar 29 2017 BestThinBezelMonitor.com $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 29 2017 SPARPEDIA $1 Monthly Donation
Mar 27 2017 Pickup Lines World $10 Monthly Donation
Mar 27 2017 Auto binary robots $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 26 2017 douglas lunde $10 Monthly Donation
Mar 25 2017 Lucky Patcher Apk $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 24 2017 SleekWristbands.com $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 23 2017 Elkeuitvaartverzekeringvergelijken $60 One Time Donation
Mar 22 2017 Names Finder $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 22 2017 Slobodanka Bekjarovska $2 Monthly Donation
Mar 19 2017 Names Finder $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 19 2017 Rocket Wristbands $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 19 2017 LaptopForProgramming.com $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 16 2017 7 Binary Options $60 One Time Donation
Mar 15 2017 parkshoreluxuryproperties.com $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 13 2017 Gear For Gaming $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 13 2017 SRJ News $1 Monthly Donation
Mar 12 2017 Achim Woellgens $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 09 2017 Ward Bones $1 Monthly Donation
Mar 09 2017 mrkortingscode.nl $1 Monthly Donation
Mar 09 2017 sparpedia.no $1 Monthly Donation
Mar 09 2017 Printable Coupon Code $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 08 2017 Dave Green $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 08 2017 Natasha Pahuja $1 Monthly Donation
Mar 07 2017 freecrosswordsolver.com $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 06 2017 UK Web Host Review $1 Monthly Donation
Mar 04 2017 Brendan Martin $1 Monthly Donation
Mar 04 2017 E-Form $5 Monthly Donation
Mar 01 2017 Power Drill Guru $10 Monthly Donation
Mar 01 2017 Lucky Patcher $5 Monthly Donation
Feb 28 2017 Gaming PC Test $10 Monthly Donation
Feb 28 2017 BestThinBezelMonitor.com $5 Monthly Donation
Feb 28 2017 SPARPEDIA $1 Monthly Donation
Feb 27 2017 Pickup Lines World $10 Monthly Donation
Feb 26 2017 douglas lunde $10 Monthly Donation
Feb 22 2017 Slobodanka Bekjarovska $2 Monthly Donation
Feb 21 2017 j.d. laub $5 One Time Donation
Feb 19 2017 LaptopForProgramming.com $5 Monthly Donation
Feb 16 2017 Neostrada $60 One Time Donation
Feb 15 2017 D M Nicoll $5 One Time Donation
Feb 13 2017 Gear For Gaming $5 Monthly Donation
Feb 13 2017 SRJ News $1 Monthly Donation
Feb 12 2017 Achim Woellgens $5 Monthly Donation
Feb 09 2017 mrkortingscode.nl $1 Monthly Donation
Feb 09 2017 sparpedia.no $1 Monthly Donation
Feb 09 2017 Printable Coupon Code $5 Monthly Donation
Feb 08 2017 Dave Green $5 Monthly Donation
Feb 08 2017 Natasha Pahuja $1 Monthly Donation
Feb 06 2017 Allesineenpakketten.nl $60 One Time Donation
Feb 06 2017 UK Web Host Review $1 Monthly Donation
Feb 04 2017 Fred Horvat $10 One Time Donation
Feb 04 2017 Brendan Martin $1 Monthly Donation
Jan 04 2017 E-Form $5 Monthly Donation
Feb 01 2017 Matthias Ojeda Meyer $10 One Time Donation
Feb 01 2017 Power Drill Guru $10 Monthly Donation
Feb 01 2017 Lucky Patcher $5 Monthly Donation
Jan 31 2017 Gaming PC Test $10 Monthly Donation
Jan 29 2017 BestThinBezelMonitor.com $5 Monthly Donation
Jan 29 2017 SPARPEDIA $1 Monthly Donation
Jan 28 2017 Matthew Karlsen $156 One Time Donation
Jan 26 2017 douglas lunde $10 Monthly Donation
Jan 22 2017 Slobodanka Bekjarovska $2 Monthly Donation
Jan 19 2017 LaptopForProgramming.com $5 Monthly Donation
Jan 19 2017 Resource-Packs.de $125 One Time Donation
Jan 19 2017 Gaming Headset $125 One Time Donation
Jan 13 2017 Jan-Henk Gerritsen $1 Monthly Donation
Jan 13 2017 SRJ News $1 Monthly Donation
Jan 12 2017 Achim Woellgens $5 Monthly Donation
Jan 09 2017 mrkortingscode.nl $1 Monthly Donation
Jan 09 2017 sparpedia.no $1 Monthly Donation
Jan 09 2017 Printable Coupon Code $5 Monthly Donation
Jan 08 2017 Dave Green $5 Monthly Donation
Jan 08 2017 mymouj.com $2 Monthly Donation
Jan 06 2017 UK Web Host Review $1 Monthly Donation
Jan 04 2017 Brendan Martin $1 Monthly Donation
Jan 04 2017 E-Form $5 Monthly Donation

A total of $956.00 was raised via PayPal in first quarter of 2017.

Help GhostBSD

If you haven't already donated to GhostBSD, be generous, help us grow and sustain the project. This project depend on you!

Donate

Become a Sponsor

When an individual or company provide a donation that qualifies to one of the six levels of our sponsorship programs, We engage in displaying the donor project or company banner if it applies with and/or link to the website and we randomly show sponsors on every page of the project.

Becoming a Sponsor

GhostBSD 11.0 ALPHA1 is ready!

This alpha release is ready for testing and to be use in production there will be no need to reinstall other development release of GhostBSD 11.0 since the update manger will push update of GhostBSD. All MATE and XFCE image are available with i386 and amd64 architectures.

New feature

  • Latest Nvidia drivers installed by default
  • Whisker Menu as default Application menu of XFCE

Issue that got fixed

  • XFCE .xinitrc missing
  • XFCE walpaper
  • XFCE theme engine missing
  • ZFS configuration file setting
  • Fix XFCE sound plugin

Time for feedback and to find bug

We encourage you to use our issue system http://issues.ghostbsd.org/projects/ghostbsd to report bug.

Where to download:

All images checksum's, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB) images are available here:

ftp://ghostbsd.org/pub/GhostBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/11.0-ALPHA1/

ftp://ghostbsd.org/pub/GhostBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/11.0-ALPHA1/

Writing the iso to a USB stick

On BSD

dd if=GhostBSD11.0-ALPHA1-20170128-185144-mate-i386.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=1m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD11.0-ALPHA1-20170128-185144-mate-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD11.0-ALPHA1-20170128-185144-mate-i386.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

Feedback

Is there anything you can help with or want to be involved in? Maybe you just want to discuss your experiences or ask us some questions. Please come talk with us on IRC Freenode #ghostbsd or on GhostBSD Forums.

Donate or become a patron.

We depend on you you to get GhostBSD better please donate or even better become a patron!
See https://www.ghostbsd.org/donate to donate and https://www.patreon.com/GhostBSD to become a patron.

GhostBSD 11.0 PREALPHA4 is ready for testing

This PREALPHA4 release is ready for testing new feature and debugging of GhostBSD 11.0, MATE and XFCE are available with i386 and amd64 architectures.

New feature

  • VMWare X supports
  • Network Manager using Doas
  • GhostBSD software update
  • New UFS full disk installation option including disk mirroring
  • Live disk X configuration before before getting the desktop

Time for old issue feedback

If you did reports an issue please give use feedback on http://issues.ghostbsd.org/projects/ghostbsd that we can mark it resolve.

We encourage you to use our issue system http://issues.ghostbsd.org/projects/ghostbsd to report bug.

Where to download:

The image checksum's, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB) images are available here:

ftp://ghostbsd.org/pub/GhostBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/11.0-PREALPHA4/

ftp://ghostbsd.org/pub/GhostBSD/releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/11.0-PREALPHA4/

Writing the iso to a USB stick

On BSD

dd if=GhostBSD11.0-PREALPHA4-20170128-185144-mate-i386.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=1m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD11.0-PREALPHA4-20170128-185144-mate-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD11.0-PREALPHA4-20170128-185144-mate-i386.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

Feedback

Is there anything you can help with or want to be involved in? Maybe you just want to discuss your experiences or ask us some questions. Please come talk to us on IRC Freenode #ghostbsd or on GhostBSD Forums.

Donate.

If you like GhostBSD please donate! See https://www.ghostbsd.org/donate