[PC-BSD Dev] 9.2-RC4 images now available

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Sep 13 05:24:17 PDT 2013


The latest PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images (Based upon FreeBSD 9.2-RC4) images are now online! Users who install this image will then be able to online update to a FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE kernel / world when it is announced. Users already running an earlier 9.2 image can now online update to the latest world / kernel / packages via the system updating mechanisms. This *should* be the last RC before 9.2-RELEASE is tagged, so if you find any issues please let us know right away. 


Download it now
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DVD and USB images are now available for download at the location below:

http://iso.cdn.pcbsd.org/9.2-RELEASE/amd64/

Changes since the last ISO
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* Added patches for FreeBSD SA's 13:11-13

* Updated to FreeBSD 9.2-RC4 world/kernel



Highlights for the upcoming 9.2-RELEASE
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* FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE

* Bootable ZFS Boot Environments 
   - Using GRUB2, any new ZFS boot-environments created via the "beadm" command will be added to the boot-loader and available at boot-time

* Re-written Life-Preserver utility, will allow you to instantly create ZFS snapshots, restore files, and replicate data to a remote system or mirror to an additional local disk drive. 

* Updated installer allows restoring the entire system from a replicated ZFS backup

* New 'pc-bootcfg' GUI, Allows managing ZFS boot-environments and GRUB menus in a single location

* PNGNG support
   - In addition to PBIs and the AppCafe, system admins and power users will now have access to a full PKGNG repository with frequent updates
 
* Switched over to CDN for downloads
   - No more having to hunt for a closest mirror, downloads will automatically pull from our CDN service hosted by ScaleEngine 

* New version of AppCafe 
   - New streamlining and PBI management functionality

* GitHub Migration
   - All PC-BSD / TrueOS sources are now available via GitHub (https://github.com/pcbsd and  https://github.com/trueos )

* Warden Updates
   - Support for setting various jail options via the GUI
   - Option to create jail "templates" based upon different versions of FreeBSD
   - Support for VIMAGE jails
   - Jails without any IPV4 or IPV6 address assigned

* Graphical PKGNG manager
   - GUI supports basic or advanced mode, which allows full package management / upgrades

* Home directory encryption
   - PEFS based encryption, allows users to encrypt their home-directory contents with their login password, which is only unencrypted while logged in

* Boot times improved substantially

* FreeBSD/TrueOS 9.2

* Binary "freebsd-update" server implemented allowing updates to different PC-BSD branches without re-compiling


Get Involved
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http://forums.pcbsd.org <http://forums.pcbsd.org/>


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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems

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