New experimental installation mode

I’ve just added a new method for installing FreeNAS: It’s a real ‘install’ method that no more use the RAM drive. For preparing these change, I’ve begin to rename the platform name: Here are the new platform names: FreeNAS-i386-liveCD: For the CD-ROM release...

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Samba/CIFS performance initiative

After recoding most the FreeNAS build scripts now we are able to add original FreeBSD patches into our ports. Due this i've added the Samba patches in the hope of increasing its performance.My current results are between 8.5 and 9.1 MB/s on a 100MBit network...

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Last day in Ottawa for BSDCan 2007

It was my first BSD conference, and it was very interesting.This conference permit to meet lot’s of people from the *BSD world:- Pawel Jakub Dawidek (The GEOM guru) presented his actual work for porting ZFS under FreeBSD 7.0 and it was an incredible demonstration!!!...

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Preparing BSDCan2007

There is a long time that I didn’t post here…. Hopefully Volker is very active on the FreeNAS code and on this blog 🙂 I’m preparing my travel to Ottawa for BSDCan2007. I will try to put some photos and day-to-day comments about this event and conferences. I...

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Loader bootmenu

Today i've added a loader bootmenu. I think this is a nice feature for error diagnostics. It is also possible to disable ACPI with a finger tip, do some advanced diagnostics on the loader prompt, enabling debugging,...

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Under the hood

Currently i'm doing much code reviews which hopefully results in better and stable code. Through this reviews i've found a lot of errors which have been fixed immediately. Also i want to concentrate my development for the next time to improve the FreeNAS PHP engine...

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LCDProc

After the LCDProc package (build scripts and plugin interface) has been finished, i wanted to test it in real action. So i bought the following hardware:USB to HD44780 adaptorHD44780 comp. 16x2 LCD display (blue)Hopefully i receive them very soon, so i can start...

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NTFS

Yesterday i've upgraded the NTFS support, now we are using fusefs-ntfs v1.417 and fusefs-libs v2.6.3. There is only one problem in the WebGUI that we will hopefully fix soon.

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Nightly builds

Because some users want to test the newest features added to FreeNAS, but can't create their own build, i've added a 'nightly build' archive to sourceforge. I will upload my latest builds from time to time, so if you are interested please have a look into the archive...

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Current state

Yesterday i've added a nice bootsplash to make the booting process a little bit nicer :-)I've choosen a low resolution (640x480) to make sure it will be displayed on nearly every display and to keep the mem cosumption as low as possible.Also Olivier and i thinking...

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