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

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Thu Jul 3 23:28:30 PDT 2008

A couple of quick comments before I hit the sack. I am a bit confused  
here. During the install it prompted me to insert Disk #3. Since I did  
not have three disks I removed disk 2 and just clicked continue. the  
message went away and it then prompted me to reboot, which I did. It  
booted up fine but I have an empty Ports folder and I told it to  
install the ports. The other software I selected to install seems to  
not be there as well. Should I have left disk 2 in the tray and  
clicked OK? I will probably just try a reinstall in the morning.

Also, the font used during the install was a bit too large. When  
filling in the PC-BSD install screen the text "User Accounts" ran down  
into the top of the account list window. And the last line of text in  
the quick tips windows had only the very tops of the characters  
showing. The rest was out of the window. There were several other  
places where text was a bit too large as well.

I have to admit there really are a lot of changes and it will take  
some time getting used to them. I will reserve judgement as to whether  
or not I like them until I have a chance to use them for awhile.  
Overall, though, it looks very nice.

On Jul 3, 2008, at 8:37 PM, Kris Moore wrote:

> 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:
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=164540
> (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 -
> 652MB
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-isos/i386/PCBSD7-Alpha-07032008- 
> CD2.iso -
> 578MB
> 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
> http://www.pcbsd.com
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