TinyBSD Call For Testers
ltning at anduin.net
Wed Jul 20 07:10:21 GMT 2005
On Jul 18, 2005, at 8:17 PM, Jean Milanez Melo wrote:
> Hello gentlemen,
> In the last saturday a new port has been added under sysutils/
> category, ports/sysutils/tinybsd. TinyBSD is a tool which was meant
> to allow an easy way to build embedded systems based on FreeBSD. It
> is based on userland copying, library dependencies check/copy and
> kernel build.
> We did our best to make the embedded system creation an easy and
> specially fast proccess. The main (default) system generates an
> embedded system image which is about 20MB in size, which is a very
> generic approach, with a number of wired NIC support, and also the
> most popular wireless support (including atheros), divert, bridge,
> dummynet, firewall, etc; and CPU_ELAN (for soekris devices). If the
> "generic" system gets tighten up the final result can be as low as
> an 8MB embedded system.
> We are giving you this intro to ask you please to test TinyBSD out,
> the most that you can, and send every possible feedback regarding
> it. The main tinybsd goal is to make embedded systems creation a
> process which must be
> 1 - fast
> 2 - easy
> 3 - 100% functional
> If you can test it, we would appreciate your thoughts. If you think
> any of those 3 goals can't be reached for you, or could be
> improved, also let me know.
> Thanks for testing
Without having actually tried yet (time hasn't been very permitting
lately), is it conceivable to use this tool to create slim-but-
functional jails? Sans the kernel part, that is?
> Jean Milanez Melo
> FreeBSD Brasil LTDA.
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