Addressing the pressing performance / bug issues (was "FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community")

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Jan 10 10:11:23 PST 2008

Eric Anderson wrote:
> Tom Evans wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 15:39 +0000, Joao Barros wrote:
>>> On Jan 10, 2008 12:58 PM, Eric Anderson <anderson at> wrote:
>>>> Also - a really good (up to date) guide on setting up a nice 
>>>> development
>>>> environment would probably help huge amounts.  I know there are many
>>>> different environments, but that's great - we should write them all 
>>>> up.
>>>>   That would get more developers up-and-running quicker.
>>> This would be *MOST* welcome :-D
>> man 7 development
>> It is fairly simple to set up following those instructions.
>> Cheers
>> Tom
> That only covers part of the development process.  Once you get that 
> part set up, there are many other things to do.  Testing changes on a 
> real system, or testing them on a virtual machine, debugging crashes, 
> etc.
> Eric

Hello all,
    I've been reading the thread a bit (glossed over the licensing 
political drumming), and I realize that yes there is in fact a need for 
addressing issues. Would it be a good idea to compile a series of bugs 
using a prioritization system based on interest (number of stakeholders) 
and/or funding (say Cisco or Intel devotes X number of dollars for a 
feature)? I would think that that would be an effective system for 
gaging priority perhaps.
    Either way, quick links to a series of bug reports would be a good 
idea maybe, with some sort of escalation functionality for stale PR/bug 
reports. Does the current PR system do that?
    Feedback is more than welcome.
Thanks :),

PS I'll try to keep the topic on track as this is originally written for 
the purpose of providing solutions, as opposed to just discuss 
"political fluff", as it were.

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