I didn’t know anything about it before BSDCan this year, so here’s a quick summary of what I remember (and is of interest, to me at least):
- Can install either PC-BSD or vanilla FreeBSD
- Supports ZFS and GELI partitions
- The backend is all shell and quite easy to read/modify to suit your needs
- There are at least two frontends: a QT one (default for PC-BSD) and a dialog/curses (not quite sure, fairly recent in any case) one that looks like it would be a good drop-in replacement for sysinstall.
- It supports a configuration file that isn’t dissimilar to the one you can use with sysinstall at the moment: the frontend actually only generates a config file and the backend does the job without intervention.
So really, how is that for morning awesomeness?