Port remaining warden plugins to iocage
I'm somewhat concerned that when FN 11.2 releases (soonish?) That some of the existing users of FreeNAS will get frustrated. (I'm already seeing posts on Reddit about the ioCage system)
Considering the FN10 fiasco, Docker changes, VirtualBox vs Bhyve, etc, FreeNAS is starting to get a bit of a sour name, rather than a positive name (as well as some things going on in the FreeBSD community at the moment)
I suspect we're going to see annoyed customers with the new UI, plus frustration moving from Warden to ioCage, let's at least let them get the functionality back that they had previously?
I realise this means someone needs to literally do some porting work, but can we put a call out to some developers somewhere to do this?
So, is it possible to ensure that all the Warden plugins (or the vast majority of up to date ones?) are definitely available under ioCage at time of launch?
If not possible, can the FreeNAS twitter account put a call out for people or something?
Here is a list of the included plugins for ioCage (22)
Plex Media Server
Plex Media Server (PlexPass)
Here's a list of the plugins for Warden (27) ones in bold are not in ioCage plugin menu yet.
(NOTE: I realise some ioCage plugins are not available in Warden)
#2 Updated by Disk Didler over 2 years ago
This subthread on reddit, is precisely what I'm talking about:
FreeNAS is losing, not gaining popularity / favour. I see less positive comments than I used to.
I know the main goal is to work on TrueNAS for paying customers, I think having a huge huge share of the home NAS marketplace would be a good thing.
Please, consider porting these plugins and releasing 11.2 with a big splash / announcement.
#4 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 2 years ago
- Subject changed from Discussion / request, smooth transition, Warden to ioCage, ensure plugin availability. to Port remaining warden plugins to iocage
- Assignee changed from Release Council to Brandon Schneider
- Target version changed from Backlog to 11.2-RC2
Which leaves these:
Brandon: it might make sense to consider this the umbrella task and to create a separate ticket for each remaining plugin so the progress of each can be tracked.
#6 Updated by William Grzybowski over 2 years ago
- Assignee changed from William Grzybowski to Dru Lavigne
Brandon does not have the spare cycles to work on these plugins in time for 11.2. I need him working on more important middleware tickets.
I thought we had other people writing plugins (Aaron, miwi?), is that not the case anymore? If so please pass it back to me and I will retarget this ticket.
#21 Updated by Disk Didler over 2 years ago
I have just installed a VM of FN 11.2 - Beta 1 and SabNZBD is now missing?
In fact I have installed the latest nightly and SabNZBD is missing.
Based on my original post / OP, I thought this was correctly ported, plugin made etc, good to go?
Did I mess this up somehow or is it now suddenly missing? I feel like this is a pretty needed plugin, as it too was included under Warden system and it's pretty common usage.
#33 Updated by Disk Didler almost 2 years ago
I don't know what the hold up with Sab is and I'm hardly in a position to start complaining, however this job was opened 9 months ago, to try and get parity, from FN 11 (Warden to 11.2, iocage)
We do not, have parity.
#37 Updated by Disk Didler over 1 year ago
Dru Lavigne wrote:
We do want to encourage community involvement.
Is this regarding what we discussed a few months back via DM?
How will it work? Would you like ideas?
Consider a written guide, video guide in the least. Perhaps dissecting at least 2 plugins and showing how the script works and how to make a test one.
I have notes here on how I built one.
This thread shows the breakdown of how I learnt.
I would like to help but my time is much more limited for at least the next 8 weeks unfortunately.