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Date:      Wed, 3 Apr 2019 23:34:54 -0700
From:      Frank Fenderbender <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD desktop "best-fit" Dell platform suggestions?
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Thanks for the project connect links.=20
I will check into them on Thursday.
Do folks volunteer with an 'existing' effort that works via VPN =
document-sharing, their own list-group, or what?
Is there a rotating role of (or tag-team) contact person?
If no group exists, is there a place to notify other volunteers w/o =
disturbing the questions group?

On 03-April-2019, at 00:40 PM, David Christensen wrote:

> On 4/3/19 1:04 AM, Frank Fenderbender wrote:
>> Thanks much, David C!
>> This type of research, unpacked from personal experience for a =
general perusal, salvages from the private pains & pangs, as well as the =
joyous successes, encountered while fitting releases to systems, and =
>> As payback for the efforts made towards pulling me towards the =
success side, I will see if i can create a spreadsheet, which I'll put =
up on my =
<>; web =
page. Its goal will roughly be to list issues based on release:hardware. =
I' also like to work on a page that helps with add-on dependencies so =
that collisions can be avoided and troubleshooting made a bit easier. =
Any help on either page is greatly appreciated and open to different =
approaches entirely.
>> For now, I'll plan to post the additional page title(s) and url(s) =
soon... and how to send in verifiable additions to elevate its coverage =
(perhaps with links back to contributors for spec-test-verification =
>> I'm open to how best to approach each mini-project....
> Finding compatible hardware and software remains a never-ending quest, =
especially for FOSS.  Rather than building a personal solution, I would =
suggest contributing to some community solution.  STFW I see:
> My wish-list solution would be a USB flash drive live FreeBSD =
distribution with a console app that runs a bunch of tests and submits =
reports to a central server with a searchable WWW app.  The client app =
would include local storage and sneaker-net capabilities (for testing =
computers without Internet connectivity).  Bonus points if one client =
image supported multiple architectures (I use i386 and amd64).
> David
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