Resired features/wish list for FreeBSD

Jeremy Faulkner gldisater at
Thu Oct 28 17:30:14 PDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 16:07, Patrick Dung wrote:
> Hi
> First of all, I know that most commiters or
> contributors contribute their work in their free time.
> I am not asking for any promise but I just want to
> discuss possible improvement for FreeBSD.
> OK, after using FreeBSD for some time, I would like to
> see FreeBSD have these features/improvements:

That's nice.

> 1) OpenLDAP Integration
> FreeBSD has OpenLDAP support in the ports, but I think
> it would be great if FreeBSD support LDAP out of the
> box (just like Solaris and most Linux distro)

Why? It's one thing to state your opinion (which you've done), and
another to support it. I don't mean to be rude, but it does take a bit
more to get something moved into the base install. It can't just be more
convenient to you, it has to improve the system for the entire user base
of FreeBSD, or at least the majority of those users that express their

> 2) A stable software raid implementation
> To my knowledge, vinum is not very stable in 5.x.

If you find problems with gvinum you can:
1) Bring attention to geom@ or open a PR
2) Submit patches in an email to geom@ or a PR for review/testing

> 3) Java improvement
> It seems that the development has been stopped after
> JDK 1.3.1/1.4.2 for a long time.

I don't know what you define as a long time, but jdk 1.5 was only
recently released. I assume you didn't expect it to be ported before it
was released.

> Java performance in FreeBSD is not very good.

Prove it. I'm sure java@ would be interested in seeing your proof and
even more interested in seeing patches.

> 4) Some nice ports are broken in 5.x
> Like tripwire

Submit patches that fix the ports in question. It's not as hard to
update a port as you might think.

> Regards
> Patrick

Hey Pat, I hope you don't mind if I call you Pat, this mailing list is
questions@, do you have a question for the list?

Jeremy Faulkner <gldisater at>
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