[PC-BSD Announce] Happy New Year from PC-BSD!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Jan 7 12:08:06 PST 2008

Happy New year to all!

I wanted to post a brief message to our users and developers, thanking 
them for their support over the last year, and offering a few peeks into 
what we are planning for '08.

First of all we are eagerly awaiting the release of KDE 4 and FreeBSD 7, 
and will start on a new version of PC-BSD based on these sometime in the 
months after their release. Also, we plan on a 1.5 release based on 
FreeBSD 6.3 and KDE 3.5.8, which will be the last release in the 1.x 
series. We also plan on releasing a 64 bit native version of PC-BSD 
starting with version 1.5. This version will also have its own set of 64 
bit PBIs to ensure that users can run their applications natively, as 
they should be.

Also in the next few weeks an update to the PBI creator will be 
released, which will offer a few new features, such as being able to 
choose a different install location for their applications. We are also 
busy working on an update to PBIDir, which will make it easier to 
monitor and install the latest PBIs. This along with our new PBI 
Auto-Building system will help ensure that PBIs are up to date, and 
often available in 24-48 hours after the related port has been updated 
in the ports tree.

We are looking forward to another year of leaps forward in PC-BSD 
usability and power, and hope everybody enjoys the improvements!

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Founder

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