[Koha] Koha and OpenBSD

Charles Kelley cmkelleymls at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 11:34:25 NZDT 2021

Hello, all!

    In our latest exchange, on 16 Nov. 2021 at 08:00 [JST], I received this
from Nicolas Lagrand <nicolas.legrand at bulac.fr>:

It’s been there for a long time :)  https://www.openbsd.org/amd64.html but
> last time I checked the multicore features are not very well advanced.
> It’s been a long time since I’ve last used OpenBSD, but it remains one of
> my favorite systems ever: it’s very neat, the base is excellent. It’s great
> for network applications. You can also have a very decent desktop with it.
> The package system is really great (all written in Perl by Marc Espie), one
> of the best I’ve used, the only one that never betrayed me.
> That said, it's slower, you have less possibilities, less hardware
> working. From time to time they decide to fork or rewrite some big
> softwares, sometimes it’s great (like PF, OpenSMTPd). Sometimes it feels
> exaggerated. The community is also very elitist and... well, let’s say
> “direct”.
> If you like clean, well documented systems with great defaults, OpenBSD is
> worth a try.
> Now I wouldn’t try Koha on it, because it’s a no brainer to install it on
> Linux. Just thinking about all the Perl dependencies to port makes me dizzy
> :D.

    We would not seriously consider any of the open BSD systems since Koha
is written to Debian and Ubuntu. We have heard good things about
OpenBSD. There's
no sense in tempting fate, so to speak, especially if there isn't a
full-time IT staff to dedicate so much time to it.

    But we saw it and then found a Koha support page for OpenBSD, albeit
Koha 3, I think. It's just curiosity on our part.

    Thanks for your comments.


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