Nightly builds

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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 from time to time.

Current state

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Yesterday i’ve added a nice bootsplash to make the booting process a little bit nicer :-)
I’ve choosen a low resolution (640×480) 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 about how to integrate plugins and additional kernel modules into FreeNAS. One option is to provide a harddrive installation that enables the user to add plugins and additional drivers (kernel modules).

I’ve added the plugins infrastructure (on client and build scripts) already and there is also the first plugin available: lcdproc (without GUI, will be added soon). A WebGUI to administrate plugins will be available soon, too.

At Last: FreeNAS 0.684b is out

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I’ve found two little bugs just before release it, but it’s not very important bug:

  • When pressing Ctrl+Alt+ Del, the rc.shutdown script doesn’t work (

  • The French accent are not correctly displayed: I’ve have the character ‘e in the place of è and ^o in the place of ô.

I’ve added the QEMU image too (excellent free virtualization tools).

I will try to debug the FreeNAS AMD64 release one day too.

Still not resolved the file permission problem (I must improve my file permission knoledge under FreeBSD before).

My 5 years old PC is dying: I will try some iMac this week-end…