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Gentoo/FreeBSD: looking for devs!

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Okay, this post is just a recruitement call that I’m trying to launch.

Gentoo/FreeBSD needs more devs, the effort is, right now, most handled by me alone, and I cannot go on with this alone at this point. Stephen is the usual slacker ๐Ÿ˜‰ No, OK, he’s probably having some reasons why he doesn’t work on this full time anymore. Aaron, too. Michael cleaned up the current handbook, and that’s a big effort.

What I’m looking for now is workforce wanting to join the project to improve it on some different points:

  • somebody that knows binutils, and wants to help with porting to binutils 2.16;
  • somebody that wants to coordinate effort to port GNOME to work on FreeBSD out of the box for next release… this is something that would require coordination not only with upstream, but also with FreeBSD people, if they are wanting to do this, but I doubt it (and that makes me feel really really hated ๐Ÿ™ );
  • somebody wanting to split out the token ring support from dhcpcd (that’s linux specific) so that it works on FreeBSD;
  • somebody that wants to finish my work on baselayout porting, fixing the last issues with networking and making the current baselayout stuff to work on FreeBSD; most of the work is already done, you just need to complete networking and trying to work with UberLord and Azarah to merge them in mainline baselayout.

Already Gentoo devs and non-Gentoo devs are wellcome to speak on gentoo-bsd mailing list (or on IRC, but I’m currently not there because of the new job).

Really, the efforts required are becoming more “mundane” with time passing, so it’s not a big problem. But if I’m going to take more jobs in the future, the project is probably going to stand still while I’m working if nobody else is going to help me ๐Ÿ™‚

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