No update in weeks: Is GhostBSD kaput?  [SOLVED]

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No update in weeks: Is GhostBSD kaput?

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GhostBSD is supposed to be a rolling release, but I haven't had an update in weeks.

As I am at a crossroads on whether to keep GhostBSD as my daily driver, it would be helpful to know whether:

A) GhostBSD development has permanently ended?
B) Updates have temporarily stopped while the development team prepares for the FreeBSD 13 roll-out?
C) Updates are still being pushed out every few days, but I'm not getting them?
D) Other?

I would like to keep GhostBSD as my daily driver. But I don't know whether the switch to the FreeBSD 13.0 base will break my system, whether the switch to ZFS will break it (as I can't expand beyond 4GB of RAM) -- or whether it's already broken, given that I'm not getting updates.

Any factual replies will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: No update in weeks: Is GhostBSD kaput?

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In a terminal, does
# sudo pkg update -f
report no updates are available?
If there are no updates, the packages are up to date.

Currently, for the packages I'm using there are 3 new security advisories. Usually it takes a little time for FreeBSD to get updated - then Ghost follows quickly afterwards. Use
# sudo pkg audit -F
To see if there are issues outstanding for your system.

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Re: No update in weeks: Is GhostBSD kaput?

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The development has not stopped we are moving to GhostBSD base on 13.0. Do not expect any new update for GhostBSD base on 12.0.
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Thanks very much, Eric. I notice the new ISOs are XFCE. Is that replacing MATE as the official DE?

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Re: No update in weeks: Is GhostBSD kaput?  [SOLVED]

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No GhostBSD is still MATE, XFCE is a community release.
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