[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD amd64 test ISO!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Fri Oct 3 19:34:31 PDT 2008

Hey all!

The long awaited PC-BSD 7.x amd64 DVD ISO is now available for testing!


This is a test release only, so please report bugs back to us via the 
mailing list. The current plan is to release an update to PC-BSD 7.0.1 
in the next few weeks which will include many bugfixes, and KDE 4.1.2. 
This amd64 release is still based on KDE 4.1.1 (4.1.2 just came out 
today). The other new / cool thing this ISO has is working 
linux-flashplugin9 support which will be in 7.0.1 as well.

We've already started approving / uploading a large number of amd64 PBIs
for PC-BSD7 on pbidir.com, so you may download any from there and run
them as well. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can also
grab some of the untested PBI's from our build server and try them as well:


Here's some of the changelog of whats been fixed since 7.0 and will be
in 7.0.1 when its released:

  * Update Nvidia driver to 177.78 (beta) -
  * Fixed various bugs causing crashes with System Updater -
http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2780, http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2790
  * Fixed bugs with partitions becoming mis-aligned due to incorrect
sizing - http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2809,
  * Added support for NTFS writing directly in KDE4 -
  * Fixed sound detection for ALI M5451 PCI Audio Device -
  * Fixed out of memory errors when installing on 256MB of RAM -
http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2827, http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2828
  * Added new KMenu->System->Display Setup Wizard icon to re-run the X
Setup tool - http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2832
  * Added support for linux-flashplugin9 to the default install for i386
and amd64 - http://trac.pcbsd.org/changeset/2850,
  * Fixed an error about setting up Xorg for QEMU on install -

Happy testing, and looking forward to feedback!


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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