[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 7.1-RC1
kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Mar 30 07:00:59 PDT 2009
Ian Robinson wrote:
> Testing PCBSD 7.1-RC1 on a P-4, dual Xeon 3.4Ghz. PCBSD is installed for
> 1. Compared with 7.1-Beta1, there is an awesome increase in speed observed
> as programs launch. Browsers like Konqueror, Opera, and SeaMonkey snap onto
> the screen. Firefox loads faster too, but one still has to wait for the
> bouncing thingy to finish.
Yea, I see that here, apps are much faster now :)
> 2. CUPS printing loaded faster and performed its operations faster. CUPS
> would often drag when bringing up the database of printer models. Printer
> (HP LaserJet 4) works.
Great! I had to hunt down and make links to all the various "ppd"
directories, since CUPS wasn't auto-locating them anymore.
> 3. Update Manager Problem. The "bonus" programs included OpenOffice
> 2.4.x. However, the current version of OpenOffice available for PC-BSD
> 32bit v.7.x as a PBI is OpenOffice 3.0.1. The Update Manager does not
> detect that OO has an upgrade.
I think this was by design, right now we don't do a update from OO2 ->
OO3, since its a major version change, and some users prefer to stay on
2. (3 is missing the spell-checking database, and installing extensions
is broken on BSD)
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