[PC-BSD Testing] 8.0 ALPHA for your inspection

Matt Olander matt at ixsystems.com
Sat Sep 5 09:17:22 PDT 2009


Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 7:38 AM, Kris Moore<kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>
>
> Testers,
>
> We've gotten a PC-BSD 8.0 ALPHA ISO to the point where the brave can begin to take a look at some of it's
> new features, and test out the new FreeBSD 8 on your hardware. This release is for 32bit only, after FreeBSD 8.0
> is released we'll begin the amd64 builds as well. Also, we have not begun to build the PBI tree for 8.0, and will
> do so after FreeBSD 8.0 releases. However, you can still install 7.x PBIs on 8.0, but they may not all
> perform properly.
>
> *WARNING* *WARNING* *WARNING*
>
> This is obviously a very early alpha build, so expect plenty of bugs and missing features. This is mainly
> a release for previewing what's to come, we will begin a more serious bug hunt after we finish implementing all
> the new features for 8.0.
>
> *WARNING* *WARNING* *WARNING*
>
>
> Download Link:
>
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-iso/x32/
>
> (You may wish to use a FTP client that supports resuming for this download)
>
>
> -- Changes implemented already --
>
> * Built on FreeBSD 8.0-BETA2
>
> * Includes KDE 4.3.1 / QT 4.5.2
>
> * ISO Changes
>   - Support for running in Installation or LIVE mode to try out PC-BSD straight from disk
>
> * New Software Manager
>   - Web-based software browser
>   - Download & Install PBIs in the background
>   - Background updating of PBIs
>   - Mirror Selection / Customization options
>   - Automated system update installation
>   - Re-create desktop icons for applications
>
> * PBI Improvements
>   - Using xdg-desktop* utilities for mime / kmenu icon installation
>   - Scripts to re-create desktop / kmenu / mime icons anytime after installation
>
>
>
> -- Changes still needing to be merged in --
>
> * Brand new System Installer
>   - Supports installing PC-BSD Desktop/Server and FreeBSD Vanilla
>   - Supports scriptable installation
>
> * Backup / Recovery tool
>
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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