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GhostBSD 21.04.27 ISO's are now available

I am happy to announce the availability of the new ISO 21.04.27. First, I would like to thank Joe Maloney, Vic Thacker, and Neville Goddard for the time and effort they put into improving and testing GhostBSD to make it better than before. Also, I have special thanks to Kyle Evans and Allan Jude for the help on Twitter about devmatch and our BE problems.

When we started to port all the GhostBSD code from 12.2-STABLE to 13.0-STABLE, several problems arose with OpenRC, devd, and drivers not loaded at boot. We discovered that OpenRC devd and devmatch services implementations were not working properly. We had to create rc.devmatch to replace the OpenRC service implementation of devmatch.conf for devd. With devmatch now starting properly, all drivers get loaded at boot and when a new device is inserted. In addition,  we were able to remove all changes we made in the GENERIC kernel, making the default kernel a bit smaller. I fixed ntpd and wireguard services. Autoconfiguration for network cards has been removed from NetworkMgr and added to the script started by devd.

What is new in GhostBSD 21.04.27

  • GhostBSD is now based on FreeBSD 13.0-STABLE
  • Devmatch and Devd are now fully functional
  • Touch screen support
  • Network configuration is done by devd
  • Network service supports starting unique devices
  • OpenZFS 2.0
  • New ZFS services have been added
  • Old ZFS services were updated
  • The installer has been improved for OPenZFS 2.0
  • New icons theme
  • OpenRC services improvements

Github Issue completed:

Pull Request open and merged:

To upgrade to 21.04.27 from the old releases

To upgrade to 21.04.27, I created a post on the forum: Upgrading to newer versions of GhostBSD based on 13-STABLE.

Where to download:

All images checksum, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB), and torrent are available here:

https://www.ghostbsd.org/download

Writing an iso to a USB stick:

On BSD

dd if=GhostBSD-21.01.15.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD-21.01.15.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD-21.01.15.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

Recommended system requirements for the new iso

  • 64-bit processor
  • 4GB+ of RAM
  • 15 GB of free hard drive space
  • Network card

Financial report of January 2021

I want to thank all of our sponsors, patrons, and donors who generously donated to GhostBSD in January with their hard earn money. The total amount donated last January is 1958.28 CAD. Thank you for your support.

Current patron list

Patron Amount pledged USD
Morgan Hough $100
Modirum $100
Achim Woellgens $54.56
Kevin O'Connor $10
Gilbert Soares $10
nrgmilk $10
CodeFirst $10
Benjamin Crouch $20
Robert Tiismus $23.93
Mason Johnson $1
Mitchel Valentino $10
Tom Lyons $5
ResearchBSD Project $5
Rainbow Riches $5
Ron $5
Paul Demers $1
John Mosher $1
Ben Hacker Jr $5
Bill Sorenson $2.5
Hal $5
Dan Chen $2.5
Philip $5
Tyler Spaeth $5
Pro Tech Reviewer $5
How To Game $5
JoinGames $5
Ab Dani $5
Alex R $1
LoveJesus $1
Pablo Virgo $1

January PayPal Donors

DATE DONOR AMOUNT(CAD) Type
Jan 30 2021 Charles Slater $1.0 Download Donation
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Jan 30 2021 Stuart Kemp $60.0 One Time Donation
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Jan 29 2021 Koen De Leijer $150.0 One Time Donation
Jan 29 2021 PIERRE VON GEGERFELDT $1.0 Download Donation
Jan 29 2021 Kåre Sthen $1.0 Download Donation
Jan 29 2021 NextArray LLC $100.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 29 2021 Carlos Griffith $10.0 Download Donation
Jan 28 2021 ParticleBrand $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 27 2021 Raakesh Panday $1.0 Download Donation
Jan 25 2021 Christopher Zemke $1.0 Download Donation
Jan 25 2021 Todd Cochran $20.0 Download Donation
Jan 25 2021 Stephen Jelinek $5.0 Download Donation
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Jan 22 2021 Eric Gray $20.0 Monthly Donation
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Jan 20 2021 Marcel Petavy $10.0 Download Donation
Jan 19 2021 The International Directory $60.0 One Time Donation
Jan 19 2021 Mathias Hentschel $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 19 2021 Lyonel Rose $2.0 Download Donation
Jan 18 2021 Дмитрий Макеев $1.0 Download Donation
Jan 18 2021 P. Molnar $1.0 Download Donation
Jan 18 2021 Daniel Frey Brandt $1.0 Download Donation
Jan 18 2021 Wayne Boyd $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 17 2021 World Wide Directory $60.0 One Time Donation
Jan 16 2021 Indrek Raig $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 16 2021 Costis Papapaschalis $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 16 2021 Christopher Dalby $2.0 Download Donation
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Jan 15 2021 Vase Resin $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 15 2021 Christian School Online $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 14 2021 John Anderson $20.0 Download Donation
Jan 14 2021 Tree Service Fredericksburg VA $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 14 2021 Ahren Tiller $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 14 2021 David Bui $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 12 2021 Ralph Cash $2.0 Download Donation
Jan 12 2021 THOUGHT BOX $200.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 10 2021 Ronald Beukema $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 09 2021 Ralph Miguel Fröhlich $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 07 2021 Towing Winnipeg $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 07 2021 JOSE RENATO SILVA $2.0 Download Donation
Jan 06 2021 matthew wilson $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 06 2021 Daniel Atencio $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 06 2021 HomeRDP $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 05 2021 Cars N' Tires $60.0 One Time Donation
Jan 05 2021 CARLO BARCELLAN $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 04 2021 Costis Papapaschalis $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 04 2021 Buying RDP $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 02 2021 Dapper Mane $5.0 Monthly Donation
Jan 01 2021 Joseph Lizotte $5.0 Download Donation
Jan 01 2021 Kevin Burke $10.0 Download Donation

2020 financial report

First, I will like to thank all our sponsors, patrons and donors who generously donated to GhostBSD with their hard earn money. In 2020 our goal was 10,000 CAD, thanks to everyone who donated to the GhostBSD project. Our goal was met and we accumulated 11,276.2 CAD from our sponsors, patrons and donors. The list of donors is at https://www.ghostbsd.org/donors, the list of sponsors is at https://www.ghostbsd.org/sponsor, and the list of Patrons is at https://www.ghostbsd.org/patrons.

2020 was a weird year for most of us. And with an uncertain future, I am surprised that we passed our goal of 10,000 CAD. Thanks to everyone who donated in 2020. It helped us be confident in getting a new server to help make GhostBSD development more manageable.

Today, we pay for four servers. Two servers with SoYouStart, one for the website hosting and the Canadian mirror and one for the France mirror. One with NextArray to build GhostBSD packages and ISO and a new one with OVH to build GhostBSD 13 STABLE packages to prepare the upgrade to 13 STABLE. We also have two free mirrors. NextArray provides one for the US and Honeyguide for South Africa.

I am setting a donation goal of 15,000 CAD for 2021 in the hope of improving our mirror infrastructure.


Partners

GhostBSD appreciates relationships with its partners:

NextArray
HoneyGuide