[PC-BSD Announce] PC-BSD 9.0-RC3 Now available!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Dec 14 18:41:19 PST 2011

*Release Announcement*

The third (and hopefully last) release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This
release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements.

* NEW!*

This is the first release available as both pre-built VirtualBox & VMware images. Each image includes
the various guest tools pre-installed, ready for booting in the Virtual environment of your choice. 

This release also includes a new graphical boot-loader for fresh installations. 

Users performing an upgrade from RC2 -> RC3 can enable the new bootloader by placing the following lines
in /boot/loader.conf manually:

# Enable the graphical boot-loader




Notable changes in this release: (In no particular order)

* Fixed the default KDE wallpaper / desktop theme
* Add option to skip performing system upgrades at bootup, in case the user doesn't have the time to wait.
* Fix bug starting the port jail from rc.d
* Make sure we clear any KDE cache during upgrade
* Fixed bugs installing some PBIs from AppCafe causing seg faults
* Load ext2fs automatically
* Default LXDE clock to AM/PM time
* Add default openbox wallpaper / menus
* Load the "iir" raid driver on install media
* Add extra meta-pkg for VMware guest support
* Reduce CPU usage while checking for system updates on the tray
* Add new graphical boot loader enabled by default
* Updated the handbook for 9.0
* Speed up the download process of system upgrades
* Add patch for GDM which corrects issues with auto-login
* Created new VirtualBox / VMware images for download

* Known Issues*

The system sources / ports tree don't show up during the component selection, will be fixed for the final. 

The firewall manager incorrectly reads the /etc/pf.conf file, will be fixed in the final. 

The default QT theme doesn't always match the rest of the desktops, will be fixed in the final. 

*Reporting Bugs*

Since this is a pre-release, please feel assist us by reporting and
fixing bugs. Users are encouraged to discuss their findings on the
testers mailing list <http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/testing>,
or via the PC-BSD Forums <http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=64>.

There are a greater variety of ways to install PC-BSD in the 9.x series.
When providing feedback please indicate which install media you are
using and in which window manager the error occurs.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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