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36 points by tachion 992 days ago | hide | past | web | 11 comments | favorite

I just recently (two days ago) started to play with NetBSD to get a feeling for BSDs again.

Looked at FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD - NetBSD seemed to offer the most current packages (and ports) for my needs, OpenBSD had quite an attitude problem.

ZFS on FreeBSD (it seems to be supported on NetBSD, but I haven't found references of it being _used_ in the wild) is a decent reason to give that one a chance again.

Do you mind mentioning which ports/packages are not up to date exactly on FreeBSD?

I checked only a number of things that are .. well .. relevant for what I want to build.

One example that I came up with again now:

prosody is on 0.8.2 in FreeBSD [1] and 0.9.1 in NetBSD [2]

Nothing critical, not to hit on FreeBSD here, but checking a couple of (weird?) packages I'm interested in NetBSD was always equal or ahead.

1: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/ports.cgi?query=prosody&stype=all

2: http://pkgsrc.se/chat/prosody

ZFS on NetBSD is not really in a usable state alas. Hopefully it willl get fixed soon. If anyone wants to work on it that would be great!

What about Bitrig?

Never heard about it before you mentioned it, but I'm not quite sure what they are up to. Forking OpenBSD to .. move it into the direction of NetBSD/FreeBSD?

Also, the website is quite sparse and I couldn't find out if they use the same ports tree as OpenBSD. The latter is (see my comment in the same thread here) out of date for a couple of packages I'm interested in. Just like FreeBSD's.

So, has anyone tried it? How is it working?

Why? Why wont you die FreeBSD?

Probably because of silly things like a stable ZFS implementation, jails that are more mature and sophisticated than LXC, a licensing model that is more preferable to many businesses, and one of the best technical documents I've ever seen.

Well, in its defense, it's not doing anyone any harm, and actually is a pretty awesome operating system (ZFS is, to put it mildly, delicious).

The world would be much poorer if FreeBSD left this mortal coil.

because diversity in operating systems is healthy? Not everyone subscribes to the 'GPL is best' mindset that permeates parts of the linux ecosystem?

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