[PC-BSD Testing] Alpha2 for testing
fabrizio at bibivu.com
Tue Feb 24 16:08:32 PST 2009
ok, installed on vmware and so far I am really impressed
I have 7.0.2 and 7.1 A2 on the same machine same VMware software.
7.1a2 is Faster then 7.0.2 and it looks a LOT better
Love the new system updater, now I was wondering.. do we want the users to
enter the root password to update the systems? I have about 30 computers
here that I am planning to convert to 7.1... until now I always sent an
email telling them to upgrade, with the new release I will have to go to
each one enter the root password and update... Maybe Kris can work some
magic on this one and allow the updates w/o root password, but everything
else require password.
I tried the new Printer tool... definitely a great step toward a better
printing system, but still not working properly for me..
I have a printer on the network accessible via internal IP via http.
installing it wasn't as simple as 1.5, it took a lot longer as it was trying
to find the printer. I could continue with issues with the tool, but I
believe that those are KDE problems and I'll redirect the issues with them.
ANYWAY... installed configured (the new CUPS is missing a lot of drivers
that were there before) and when I went to print.. NOTHING. I had to remove
and reinstall it in the same exact way, print a test page from the cups web
interface, then it printed successfully.. weird.
Opened Firefox, the printer was set as default, click print.. and it worked.
Now if I want to add my other 2 printers, I will not be able to.. but that
is a different issue that Kris well know (inability to use different
printers in FF3)
I tried to switch to the old standard desktop view.. the first time it
didn't work... I tried again and the desktop appeared under the widget... I
removed the widget and the icons where not clickable... tried a second.. 3rd
time... every time I got a different behavior... once or twice even crashed
"plasma"... then I figure it out... the "folder view" doesn't refresh !!
got back to the old view for now...
I will do some more testing, but it is promising... too bad that I will not
be able to install it to my CSRs unless we can use multiple printers (that
is the only reason why they are still using 1.5)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.com>
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 6:26 PM
Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Alpha2 for testing
> Hey all, thanks for the reports from Alpha 1! Lots of things have been
> fixed since then, and Xorg 7.4 is acting a bit more normal now, so I've
> gone ahead and cut a release of Alpha2 for everybody to play with.
> Some of the highlights:
> * Fixed nvidia driver support
> * Included new kde printer application
> * Fixes slew of Xorg-related bugs and problems from update to 7.4
> * Patches which improve KDE's plasma stability
> * Numerous other small bugfixes :)
> As usual, please report bugs to this list, especially any regressions
> you've found from 7.0.x.
> Kris Moore
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