There Should be only one type of non-Linux Jail
There is no reason to have three types of non-linux jails: Plugins, Ports, and Standard. The differences between the three types are vague and unnecessary. There should instead be one template and it should have an intuitive name.
Further, since installing a downloaded FreeNAS PBI is now considered experimental and not worth fixing, this icon should be removed from the new template.
#4 Updated by Jordan Hubbard about 7 years ago
BRB: So, it's decided:
1. Nuke the linux jails.
2. For all other jails, provide standard template and 2 checkboxes: Ports. Developer. Those checkboxes will do the following:
2a. Ports will simply have a copy of the ports tree for the current release (9.3, 10.0, whatever).
2b. Developer will install the git and svn packages (well, the template will have those preinstalled).
3. Plugin jails will be used just by plugins, so no need to expose those anymore.
#6 Updated by John Hixson about 7 years ago
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I've nuked the linux jails and simplified the form somewhat. I think we should just always install source in ports into a standard jail. This will simplify things. The cost (size wise) is not much of a difference and makes things much easier. What do you say, jkh? Then there will only be a single type of jail. In the "type" field, I can change it to "template" and only list templates. What do you think?