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

Odhiambo Washington odhiambo at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 12:38:40 PDT 2008

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 6:37 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> 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:

I have installed it under VMware wkstn 6.0.4 and I could not find any
network interfaces to configure:-(
It looks good for me though:-)
I installed by selecting all the optional components anyway. It asked
for CD3 but I just clicked okay since I did not have it!
For sure, I don't like the idea of CD3..CDn so I request you do away
with it. Let's go DVD, please.
After all the problems reported and the suggested workarounds, I am
comfortable waiting for the next Alpha, but in the meantime I'll
"enjoy" this one.

Best regards,
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