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October 2016 Contributors Reports

I am sorry for this late report! In October, we’ve received $155.2 and many thanks to all donors and patrons who generously invested in GhostBSD. All the costs associated with running GhostBSD project online is always meet. GhostBSD project depend strictly on its community and its contributors and your help is always needed, also if you are interested to contribute on the development, documentation, translation and/or community let us know on irc.freenode.net #ghostbsd, #ghostbsd-dev Forum or Contact page. Again Many thanks for the support.

What happen to first Patreon goal

We did deploy a server running FreeBSD from SoYouSrart, we did move every thing there to and to work our web infrastructure, the big thing that was accomplish was replacing MantisBT with Redmine and add a ftp service for hosting all iso on ftp. since the mix of PayPal and Patreon make our income more stable and we decide to move right away to a server, we did not wait for the first Patreon goal to be done, and we might come with a new goal. There is still great Patreon goals that we engage to accomplish.

What append with issues and wiki users

Since we replace MantisBT by Redmine all the user that had an account on issues.ghostbsd.org will have to create a new one. We was not able to migrate the Wiki database and all user need to will also need to create a new account. we are sorry for that inconvenient

Our Patron

Patron AMOUNT(CAD)
Dave Mathews $20
Kevin O'Connor $10
Tim Lawrence $5

A total of $32.02 was donated via Patreon in October.

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Sponsors

ChameleonJohn - Promo Codes & Discounts
Software Coupons
whatisseo


Become a Sponsor

Our sponsorship policy is basically that anyone who contribute a donation over 100$ or subscribe to a monthly donation to GhostBSD, we will proudly add a banner or logo with a link of the website donors in our sponsorship page and add the link to the donation list and we promote our sponsor in our Contributor Newsletter.

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PayPal Donors

DATE DONOR AMOUNT(CAD)
Oct 30 2016 Gaming PC Test $10
Oct 29 2016 Constantin Stan $5
Oct 26 2016 douglas lunde $10
Oct 09 2016 Hans Moessle $50
Oct 09 2016 Mary Tomich $2
Oct 08 2016 Dave Green $5
Oct 06 2016 UK Web Host Review $1
Oct 06 2016 Joachim Roos $20
Oct 06 2016 Klaus Ruthmann $14
Oct 4 2016 Brendan Martin $1
Oct 1 2016 Fred Horvat $5

A total of $123 was donated via PayPal in October.

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GhostBSD New Web infrastructure

We got a server from ca.soyoustart.com, it is running on FreeBSD 11 with ZFS and ZRaid1 and the website, forums, wiki, issues system and the FPT is running on a jail. Our monthly cost is $55.37 CAD

The Server Specification

  • Processor Intel Xeon W3520
  • Cores/Threads 4 cores/ 8 threads

  • Frequency 2.66 GHz+

  • RAM 32 GB DDR3 ECC

  • Disks 2 x 2 TB SATA

  • RAID Soft

  • Network card 1 Gbps

  • Bandwidth 250 Mbps

  • Traffic Unlimited

Our monthly cost is $55.37 CAD

We did replaced MantisBT with Redmine, we feel that Redmine will help us to improve our project management of bugs, new features, communication and timeline.

The forums was successfully move and all user should have no problem to log in and use it right away, the forum was the only database that had been successfully moved.

The main website was running on Drupal 7 and still running on Drupal 7, but we did rebuild it from start, but we was able to move all the node.

We did created and anonymous FTP server, and soon all our ISO will be hosted there which images will be directly download from us, Source Forge will be a old story.

All user that had account on the wiki and issues system need to recreate an account. We was not able to move the wiki database this has result to problem that some user might not find inconvenient, we are sorry. Since we are moving to Redmine for or issues system all account was not possible to created, we did add all issue that was not completed in the new issue system all user interested to create an account can do it right away.

We hope that everybody will enjoy the new Web infrastructure that we created to better serve GhostBSD user.

September 2016 Contributors Reports

In September, we’ve received $119, we say many thanks to all donors and patrons who generously invested in GhostBSD. All the costs associated with running GhostBSD project online is always meet. GhostBSD project depend strictly on the its community and its contributors and we need your help. If you are interested to contribute on the development, documentation, translation and/or community let us know on irc.freenode.net #ghostbsd, #ghostbsd-dev Forum or Contact Us page. Again Many thanks for the support.

Our first patreon goals

We will deploying a server running GhostBSD/FreeBSD, to create better a web infrastructure for the GhostBSD community and to stop rely on SourceForge for distributing GhostBSD image, we need your help to accomplish this. On Patreon we did setup some goals that we engage to accomplish if we reach 60$/ month. Become our Patron visit https://www.patreon.com/GhostBSD

Our Patron

Patron Amount(CAD)
Dave Mathews $20
Ronaldo Ramires $2

A total of $22 was donated via Patreon in September.

Become patron #4

Sponsors

ChameleonJohn - Promo Codes & Discounts
Software Coupons
whatisseo


Become a Sponsor

Our sponsorship policy is basically that anyone who contribute a donation over 100$ or subscribe to a monthly donation to GhostBSD, we will proudly add a banner or logo with a link of the website donors in our sponsorship page and add the link to the donation list and we promote our sponsor in our Contributor Newsletter.

Donate

PayPal Donors

DATE DONOR AMOUNT(CAD)
Sep 30 2016 Gaming PC Test $10
Sep 29 2016 Constantin Stan $5
Sep 27 2016 Bob Ly $25
Sep 26 2016 douglas lunde $10
Sep 23 2016 Douglas James $10
Sep 21 2016 Brent Utter $10
Sep 15 2016 Gabriel Bente $1
Sep 04 2016 Mary Tomich $2
Sep 12 2016 Nymf Music Production $10
Sep 09 2016 Lucas Lay $10
Sep 08 2016 Dave Green $5
Sep 4 2016 Brendan Martin $1

A total of $99 was donated via PayPal in September.

Help GhostBSD

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

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Aug 2016 Contributors Reports

In August, we’ve received $37.00, we say many thanks to all donors and patrons who generously invested in GhostBSD. All the costs associated with running GhostBSD project online is always meet. I’d like to say special thanks everyone who help us to make GhostBSD 10.3 better than ever. We hope that GhostBSD 11.0 would get even more help to get GhostBSD desktop experience on BSD way better. GhostBSD project depend strictly on the its community and its contributors and we need your help. If you are interested to contribute on the development, documentation, translation and/or community let us know on irc.freenode.net #ghostbsd, #ghostbsd-dev Forum or Contact Us page. Again Many thanks for the support.

Our first patreon goals

We will deploying a server running GhostBSD/FreeBSD, to create better a web infrastructure for the GhostBSD community and to stop rely on SourceForge for distributing GhostBSD image, we need your help to accomplish this. On Patreon we did setup some goals that we engage to accomplish if we reach 100$/months. Since we have find some low cost server is becoming a reality and we are lowering the bar at 60$/ month. Become our Patron visit https://www.patreon.com/GhostBSD

Our Patron

DONOR AMOUNT(CAD)
Ronaldo Ramires $2

A total of $2 was donated via Patreon in August.

Become patron #5

Sponsors

ChameleonJohn - Promo Codes & Discounts
Software Coupons
whatisseo


Become a Sponsor

Our sponsorship policy is basically that anyone who contribute a donation over 100$ or subscribe to a monthly donation to GhostBSD, we will proudly add a banner or logo with a link of the website donors in our sponsorship page and add the link to the donation list and we promote our sponsor in our Contributor Newsletter.

Donate

PayPal Donors

Many thanks to our donors from June.

DATE DONOR AMOUNT(CAD)
Aug 31 2016 Gaming PC Test $10
Aug 26 2016 douglas lunde $10
Aug 17 2016 Krzysztof Lenartowicz $1
Aug 13 2016 Ward Bones $1
Aug 09 2016 Mary Tomich $2
Aug 08 2016 Dave Green $5
Aug 4 2016 Brendan Martin $1
Aug 1 2016 Сидоренко Андрей $5

A total of 35$ was donated via PayPal in August.

Help GhostBSD

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

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GhostBSD 10.3 Enoch Finally Available

After a year of development, testing and debugging we are pleased to announce the release of GhostBSD 10.3 MATE & XFCE which is available on SourceForge and torrents for the amd64 and i386 architectures.

What's new in GhostBSD 10.3

  • ZFS support
  • UEFI support
  • Installer custom partition creation subjection
  • VirtualBox support get setup at boot time if needed.
  • 4k partition alignment by default
  • GhostBSD Software will be updated Quarterly which will bring more stability to GhostBSD still user will be able to change it to latest to have the latest software update.

What changed in GhostBSD 10.3

  • The installer partition editor UI and partitioning have been improved
  • VirtualBox additions would be uninstall after installer if it is not runnig in a VirtualBox
  • Slim is replacing GDM.
  • Networkmgr display the full SSID
  • Replaced the HTML/CSS installation slide with a GTK/CSS the slide.

What has been fix.

  • Networkmgr SSID list
  • VirtualBox supports
  • Installer MBR partition issue
  • Some installer text error
  • Keyboard layout after installation with MATE
  • Network Manager slowness to open the menu
  • Network Manager icon tray crash
  • Localtime time as been fix
  • Fix boot partition for GPT to supports freebsd-boot, bios-boot and efi
  • System Update duplicating the whole install under /boot/kernel.old
  • sudo configuration
  • Wifi down by default
  • Locales are not correctly set up on installation

Where to download:

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

http://www.ghostbsd.org/download

Writing the iso to a USB stick

On BSD

dd if=GhostBSD10.3-RELEASE-20160829-214135-mate-amd64.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=1m

On LInux

dd if=GhostBSD10.3-RELEASE-20160829-214135-mate-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdf bs=1M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD10.3-RELEASE-20160829-214135-mate-amd64.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=1024

Reporting issues

We encourage you to use our new issue system http://issues.ghostbsd.org/main_page.php.

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 #ghostbsd or on the forums