[PC-BSD Testing] New Alpha and PBIs for testing

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Oct 5 10:31:23 PDT 2009

Yes, you can install / run a lot of PBIs from 7.x on 8.0, but not all of them 
will work properly, so native 8.0 PBIs is the way to go.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

On Mon, 5 Oct 2009, x wrote:

> Hi KrisOne Question,
> There compatibility with versions pbis the 7.x
> 2009/10/5 Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>       Everybody,
>       I've just uploaded the latest PC-BSD 8.0 Alpha. This is more of a minor update, just some bugs fixed
>       with detecting the installer image on USB DVD drives, and added a new ability to the Xorg setup wizard,
>       to "suggest" the correct driver for your video card, such as nvidia-185.xx.xx, or intel-3d-enable, etc.
>       As usual, you can download the ISO's from here:
>       ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-iso/
>       In addition to this new ISO, we've also begun building native 8.x PBIs now. The build servers
>       are going to take a week+ to finish building all of our applications, but if you would like
>       to start helping to test them out on 8.0 ALPHA, feel free to do so:
>       32bit PBIs
>       http://pbibuild.pcbsd.org/index.php?ver=8
>       64bit PBIs
>       http://pbibuild64.pcbsd.org/index.php?ver=8
>       If you want to help us test PBIs for 8.x, please post to the PBI Approval mailing list
>       with the following information:
>       PBI Tested: <NAME> <VERSION>
>       Arch: i386 / amd64
>       Installs: YES / NO
>       Runs: YES / NO
>       Uninstalls: YES / NO
>       Notes: <any specific information we need to know about this PBI>
>       http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pbi-approval
>       This will help us start approving 8.x PBIs for www.pbidir.com, and then we can begin
>       offering them via the new SoftwareManager tool in 8.0 as well. Also, those of you
>       who would like to help Gonzalo and I out with PBI approval / upload to pbidir, this
>       would be a good way to get started, and then we may be able to give you admin access
>       to assist us.
>       Thanks everybody for your help!
>       --
>       Kris Moore
>       PC-BSD Software
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