[PC-BSD Testing] New PCBSD7 Alpha with KDE 4.1 available!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Thu Jul 3 20:37:10 PDT 2008

Greetings all!

After several weeks of porting and hard work by KDE on FreeBSD and 
PC-BSD teams, I'm pleased to make our first PC-BSD 7 Alpha with KDE 4.1 
(beta2) available! This release is quite a bit different from our 
previous alphas, as the jump from KDE 3.5 to KDE 4.1 is very 
significant, and required us to port our entire codebase over to compile 
/ run with QT 4. As such, I fully expect to have many bugs appear in 
this alpha, and will appreciate your help in finding and fixing them.

Please note, as the 4.1 version of KDE is in beta, and there is still 
porting to be done on the BSD side of things, you may be able to help in 
this area as well. First, if you find bugs in the install + setup of 
PC-BSD, please let us know via the testing list, and we'll begin working 
on them right away. However, if you find bugs in the KDE desktop itself, 
please be sure to check out the KDE bug database (http://bugs.kde.org/) 
first, and determine if the bug should be reported there, or to the 
kde-freebsd porting team.  (http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-freebsd/)

For example, we are already aware of a bug preventing Konsole from working:
(TIP: Use Alt-F2 to launch xterm instead)

Now, without further delay, please enjoy PC-BSD7 Alpha:


ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-isos/i386/PCBSD7-Alpha-07032008-CD1.iso - 
ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-isos/i386/PCBSD7-Alpha-07032008-CD2.iso - 

MD5 (PCBSD7-Alpha-07032008-CD1.iso) = 96bc8de9771e28770268eab65889718a
MD5 (PCBSD7-Alpha-07032008-CD2.iso) = 59993ce3182b0ff4b541cb233c328cce



You will need to download BOTH CD's to install PC-BSD from now on. KDE4 
is quite a bit larger than 3.x, and one CD wont fit it anymore, even 
with LZMA compression.

Also, I have finished porting the PBI system over to KDE 4.1 as well, 
and will task our build server to start working on the new 7 series PBIs 
sometime early next week. This should allow everybody to test a more 
complete desktop with our entire PBI catalog very soon.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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