[PC-BSD Announce] PC-BSD 9-STABLE-20120605 snapshot now available!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Jun 7 11:04:35 PDT 2012


The next 20120605 snapshot in the PC-BSD 9-STABLE branch has just been
released for i386 and amd64 architectures.

This snapshot provides both users and developers a means to test out new
features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain
buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to run it only on
non-critical systems.

Changes since the previous Snapshot
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* FreeBSD 9-STABLE from 05-30-2012
* KDE 4.8!
* Fix a bug causing installer to lockup near end of installation
* Fix setup for 8021X configuration via GUI
* Update font configuration to enable AA by default
* Fix bugs doing updates to packages inside of the warden
* Allow new ZFS dataset options during installation
* Bugfixes and enhancements to the update tray notifier
* Check jails for updates via the tray application automatically
* Switch us to using http:// instead of ftp:// for updating, which
allows proxy users to connect
* Fixed bug enabling the static IP section via ethernet GUI
* Add support for unattended installs via thinclient PXE
* Add better Proxy configuration via GUI, will now set HTTP_PROXY
universally across the system


Highlights for the upcoming 9.1
-----------------------------------------

* New system installer! Greatly simplified for desktop and server installs.
* New "PC-BSD Server" installation option. Includes command-line
utilities like pbi-manager, warden, metapkgmanager and more.
* Support for ZFS mirror / raidz(1,2,3) during installation.
* Support for SWAP on ZFS, allowing entire disk ZFS installation.
* Support for setting additional ZFS data-set options, such as
compression, noexec, etc.
* Warden jail management integrated into system. Allows creating jails
via GUI, adding packages and other administration.
* First boot setup wizard allows OEM installs to be easily performed.
* New Bluetooth paring tray / GUI utilities.
* New AppCafe improvements and preferences
* Improvements to wifi utility
* Fixed bug causing untranslated strings to show up empty.
* Numerous bug-fixes to PC-BSD related utilities
* Support for creating PXE boot server for remote desktop and installation.
* ZFS beadm support
* And much more!

Errata
---------------------------------------------

* Users running previous snapshots may update now via the online
updater. You will first need to apply the "Update Manager" 20120606
update, then the snapshot update will appear.

* If you wish to update from 9.0 to this snapshot you may do so by
editing the /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf
file and changing the PATCHSET: variable to "pcbsdtest".

After changing this variable, you may run the updater utility, to
download a new update manager. Once this update manager is installed,
the online update to the snapshot will appear.

* There is a bug installing the PC-BSD Server on ZFS right now. If you
wish to do so, you will need to remove the ZFS /root dataset beforehand.
This will be fixed in the next snapshot.

* The VirtualBox OSE additions are not included in this snapshot due to
a bug in the 9-STABLE. They will be included in the next release.

Download
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The DVD & USB images are available via the PC-BSD mirrors. You may
select the mirror and files from the URL below:

http://www.pcbsd.org/getmirrors.php?url=9-STABLE-20120605

-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems



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