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

Marcel K. marcelkaeming at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 08:07:46 PDT 2008

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Have a nice (and bug free day) :-)

2008/7/4 Marcel K. <marcelkaeming at gmail.com>:
> Great release Kris, since a few hours i testing this release and after
> that i can say that this alpha is not usable to me, after install (no
> language packs, the installation does not look good in my 1024x786
> resolution) the x-server start great and i can change the driver to
> ati or ati-3d-enable but this doesnt work i will change to vesa and
> this works! Next setp KDM looks not so good (design) but i can log in!
> Now the main problem, after loading kde i can see the desktop for a
> moment and after hearing the start sound the screen gets black / white
> colors and kde crashes completly - kdm reload! This problem appears
> also with root!
> Greets from germany,
> Marcel Kaeming
> www.pc-bsd.de
> 2008/7/4 A.Yerenkow <yerenkow at uct.ua>:
>> Kris Moore пишет:
>>> 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
>>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> NOTES:
>>> 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.
>> Great, I'm start making from both CDs a single USB-installation for my
>> Eee :)
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