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May 2017 financial reports

Many thanks to all donors and patrons who generously invested in GhostBSD this last May, a total of 557.82$ was raised, and like always you ensured that we could meet all the costs associated with running our web server and our packages builder servers for GhostBSD.

Our Patron

Patron AMOUNT Pledge
Dave Mathews $20
Kevin O'Connor $10
Gilbert Soares $10
Tim Lawrence $5
Robbie Gibbs $1
Tim Howes $1
John Mosher $1

A total of $42.82 has been raised via Patreon in May.

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DATE DONOR AMOUNT(CAD) Type
May 31 2017 Gaming PC Test $10 Monthly Donation
May 30 2017 David Routh $10 One Time Donation
May 29 2017 SPARPEDIA $1 Monthly Donation
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May 22 2017 Slobodanka Bekjarovska $2 Monthly Donation
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May 12 2017 Wesley Van Alstine $2 Monthly Donation
May 12 2017 Achim Woellgens $5 Monthly Donation
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May 11 2017 Richard Thorsson $60 One Time Donation
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May 09 2017 mrkortingscode.nl $1 Monthly Donation
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May 04 2017 Jason Costa $5 One Time Donation
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May 03 2017 ContractorSURGE $5 Monthly Donation
May 01 2017 Power Drill Guru $10 Monthly Donation
May 01 2017 Lucky Patcher $5 Monthly Donation


A total of $515 has been raised via PayPal in May.

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April 2017 financial reports

Many thanks to all donors and patrons who generously invested in GhostBSD this last April. Like always you ensured that we could meet all the costs associated with running our web server and packages builder server for GhostBSD. Donation from our community and sponsors starts to be more consistent, and this is tremendously helping the project to go forward.

Our Patron

PatronAMOUNT Pledge
Dave Mathews $20
Kevin O'Connor $10
Tim Lawrence $5
Robbie Glibbs $1
M.Kasim Donmez $1
Tim Howes $1
John Mosher $1

A total of $34.61 has been raised via Patreon in April.

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Apr 31 2017 Gaming PC Test $10 Monthly Donation
Apr 30 2017 Joachim Roos $20 One Time Donation
Apr 29 2017 BestThinBezelMonitor.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 29 2017 SPARPEDIA $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 27 2017 Scuf Controller Ps4 $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 27 2017 Pickup Lines World $10 Monthly Donation
Apr 26 2017 douglas lunde $10 Monthly Donation
Apr 25 2017 Lucky Patcher Apk $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 24 2017 SleekWristbands.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 22 2017 Names Finder $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 22 2017 Slobodanka Bekjarovska $2 Monthly Donation
Apr 19 2017 Names Finder $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 19 2017 Rocket Wristbands $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 19 2017 LaptopForProgramming.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 16 2017 Fred Horvat $10 One Time Donation
Apr 15 2017 parkshoreluxuryproperties.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 13 2017 Gear For Gaming $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 13 2017 SRJ News $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 12 2017 Achim Woellgens $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 09 2017 mrkortingscode.nl $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 09 2017 sparpedia.no $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 08 2017 Natasha Pahuja $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 07 2017 freecrosswordsolver.com $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 06 2017 UK Web Host Review $1 Monthly Donation
Apr 04 2017 Jason Costa $5 One Time Donation
Apr 04 2017 E-Form $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 03 2017 ContractorSURGE $5 Monthly Donation
Apr 01 2017 Power Drill Guru $10 Monthly Donation
Apr 01 2017 Lucky Patcher $5 Monthly Donation

A total of $157.00 has been raised via PayPal in April.

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Upcoming GhostBSD 11.0 delayed for the new pkg repositories

The next major version of GhostBSD will feature our software package repositories instead of continuing to use those from FreeBSD, and it is the primary reason for the delay of the release.

There are several reasons for creating our project repositories:
  1. FreeBSD is geared more towards servers while GhostBSD targets the desktop. Maintaining our software packages repositories gives us more control and allows us to set build time options differently.
  2. It makes it possible to update GhostBSD specific applications (e.g. the update station) via pkg, too.
  3. Creating an additional repository would lead to technical problems, and it may break some applications (packages from two different repositories could depend on various versions of the same dependency package).

A separate build server was rented and will be building updated packages weekly. We found using Synth to create packages fits us better than Poudriere (Special thanks to J.R. Marino for that excellent program!).

Initially, the plan was to go with the "quarterly" ports branch from FreeBSD. Unfortunately the last quarterly update broke X11 for a lot of users and thus proved not to meet our requirements at all.

GhostBSD will provide packages for i386 and amd64. For both architectures there will be three public repositories:

  • latest: which matches FreeBSD's ports + GhostBSD ports + changed options and perhaps patches. The devs will run this, and advanced users who are willing to test are welcome, too.
  • current: which will be the default repository for GhostBSD.
  • previous: which keeps the previous packages available after "current" was updated.

By using "latest", we hope to catch problems before broken packages go into "current". If something we don't use breaks, there's "previous" as a fallback repo.

For users who like packages but need to build some ports themselves to change options, we will provide the patched ports tree that we create packages from.