PC-BSD is a community project and relies on involvement from its users and supporters. This section lists some ideas for becoming involved.
In order to make PC-BSD better with each release we appreciate your feedback and help. You are welcome to post ideas and to report any bugs/problems that you encounter when using PC-BSD.
If you wish to create a PBI for PC-BSD versions 7.x or 8.x, refer to the instructions in the The PBI Module Builder Guide.
The PBI format for 9.x is different and the PBI Format for 9.0 and Beyond describes the changes. Documentation will be added to the PC-BSD 9 Handbook describing how to build PBI modules in the new format.
To help the PC-BSD project financially, why not consider making a donation if you're happy with our product? Alternatively you can buy your PC-BSD installation CD/DVD and cool stuff from FreeBSD Mall, PC-BSD's sister company. Companies may consider buying professional support from iXsystems.
Host a Mirror
We are always interested in more download mirrors. If you have spare web space and bandwidth on your server, PC-BSD will be greatly helped if you would be willing to donate this to us. More mirrors means higher download speeds and more (local) servers for users to download from. PC-BSD is also distributed as torrent and you can help us with seeding, especially the first two weeks after a new release.
Mirrors are the lifeblood of any project such as PC-BSD. If you have a system with a high-speed connection, 150-200GB of space, and the ability to "rsync" with a host, then we need you!
To mirror the PC-BSD ISO / PBI collection, you may use "rsync".
NOTE: Once you've begin the rsync process, please send an email letting us know of the Mirror URL, so we can get you listed on pcbsd.org / pbidir.com.
- rsync -vaz --delete isc.pcbsd.org::ftp .
(Mirror the entire ISO / PBIdir collection) Recommended Frequency: Daily
Become an Advocate
So you love PC-BSD? Why not tell the world about it? Your family, your friends, fellow students and colleagues? You won't be the only one that likes a free, virus-free, spyware-free and adware-free operating system. You can burn a couple of DVDs and pass them out.
Webmasters and bloggers can put a Spread PC-BSD button on their site.