About FreshBSD v3

FreshBSD is a search engine cataloguing the development of major BSD-associated software - primarily operating systems - pulling data directly from their revision control systems every 15 minutes.

Suggestions for other projects to follow, or changes to the indexing of existing projects are always welcome. You can find contact details in the footer of every page.

 

People

FreshBSD is developed and hosted by Thomas Hurst.

I'm a 33 year old guy from the north-east of England who's used FreeBSD professionally for the better part of a decade, most notably when co-running the Newzbin Usenet search engine during its glory days.

I don't have a good recent pic of myself, so here's a nice shot of Zara.

Technology

FreshBSD currently lives on a server sitting in my loft - a 24GB six-core Xeon X5650, running FreeBSD 10-STABLE/amd64, 8.1TB of ZFS RAID-10 storage with 256GB SSD-backed L2ARC cache. It's proxied through a Portfast KVM VPS running FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE/amd64.

The site and backend importers are written in Ruby using the Padrino web framework, and the awesome Lucene based Java search engine and JSON persistence-layer ElasticSearch.