[PC-BSD Dev] PC-BSD 9-STABLE-20120524 snapshot now available!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue May 29 14:17:03 PDT 2012

The next 20120525 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
* FreeBSD 9-STABLE from 05-20-2012
* Add support to "Warden" for using ZFS snapshots on jails. Now you may
create, remove, and rollback previous snapshots of a jail via the
command-line and GUI.
* New bottom panel and features in the AppCafe for installed applications
* Updated the "pc-thinclient" command. Now you can run this utility to
convert your system into a PXE boot server. During the setup you will be
prompted if you want to create a remote desktop, or remote install server.
* Added numerous fixes for i18n in our graphical utilities
* Added some safety checks to ZFS installs
* New! "About" GUI, displays information about system
* Added initial support for enabling 8021X authentication, still work in
* Added LDAP / ADS support to installed samba packages
* Fixed a bug setting firewall rules to "block" causing an invalid
configuration file to be created
* Fixes for "rdesktop" utility missing some libraries
* Include new "Intel" video driver by default again

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.
* And much more!


* 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.

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


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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