As many of you already know our project is quite young but in just a couple of months we reached unbelievable goals. Currently BackBox has thousands of users all around the world and their number is rising up continuously. Several opinionists think that the “open” vision has been the key of this achievement. BackBox’s staff wish to remember all of you that whoever wants can collaborate and he doesn’t necessarily need to be a professional user. There is a variety of fields on which interested users can offer their knowledge as the forum, our website wiki but also advertising, marketing or even writing new documentation…
There shouldn’t be any issues about releasing the new BackBox version until the end of January 2012. The new version is going to fix some irrelevant bugs of the previous version, it will have updated packages and some tiny optimizations. Therefore there won’t be any major changes until BackBox 3. As regards the future versions, our purpose is to use Ubuntu’s LTS as basic platform so there will be just one major release and some intermediate releases every 4 months that would only introduce some bugs fixes and updated packages. The benefit from this choice should be that users wouldn’t be forced to reinstall the OS on every new release but they could keep it up to date just by using apt-get or synaptic tool.
Waiting for the new release, every suggestion from our users would be much appreciated.