I feel sad and confused, all at the same time, due to present state of affairs in TrueOS and Project Trident.
I had great time, in the past (almost 2 years), testing, playing, learning and using various releases of TrueOS desktop, until version 18.03 and the birth of Project Trident. While testing Project Trident Beta 3, I got really frustrated with the fact that I had issues with the most important (to me) FreeBSD jail utility called “iocage”. This utility made me the FreeBSD convert and jail geek, just like AppCafe, Sysadmin and Lumina made me TrueOS desktop version freak.
That said, after learning of the “NO upgrade/update path” in the current TrueOS/Trident release(s) until who knows when, in order to continue my infatuation with FreeBSD, I decided to go pure and do fresh install of FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE with Lumina/DE pkg to utilize GUI desktop as my workstation and use iocage jails for my TCP/IP servers without interruptions.
No matter what my feelings are towards present state of TrueOS/Project Trident/Lumina/Sysadmin and FreeBSD 12, I can only appreciate and admire how much work TrueOS desktop and/or Project Trident devs did/do on top of FreeBSD kernel. Now, that I run just FreeBSD-11.2 and plain Lumina, I miss AppCafe, SysAdmin’s ipfw, services and other handy GUI sys management tools.
Tho, I’m OK playing vanilla FreeBSD-11.2. It helps me learn even more “howto” Lumina, ipfw and rc services, in B&W tty and/or QTerminal.
Thanks to all devs and users, on here, who support, test and help TrueOS and Project Trident, you are great bunch! @ https://discourse.trueos.org/
I’ll keep’n touch and eye on things here to see what develops