[PC-BSD Testing] 8.0 ALPHA for your inspection

Brodey Dover doverosx at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 22:02:59 PDT 2009


lol, nice ;).
I will probably test this tomorrow morning :p

On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 7:06 PM, Bill Leeper <protagonist at charter.net> wrote:

> I kind of figured that but thought I would mention it. It did manage
> to get rid of Windows, though so it is a definite plus in my book.   :-)
>
>
> On Sep 5, 2009, at 3:45 PM, Kris Moore wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Opps, thanks for reminding me of that. I should have remember to put
> > it
> > in the e-mail I sent. The nvidia drivers don't work yet, am waiting
> > for
> > FBSD 8.0-Release to hit before I regen them all. Also the PBIs aren't
> > included, so optional components wont work just yet. I will also
> > start building PBIs once 8.0-Rel hits, that way they are built
> > on the final ABI.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Kris Moore
> > PC-BSD Software
> >
> > On Sat, 5 Sep 2009, Bill Leeper wrote:
> >
> >> OK, a couple of problems right off the bat. First, the nVidia drivers
> >> are a no go for me. I get to the configuration screen and select my
> >> settings. When I click on apply I get the normal box about testing
> >> the
> >> settings and I then get the black text screen. After a few seconds I
> >> get an error message.   link_elf: Symbol dev2unit undefined and then
> >> the system reboots. It does boot just fine if I select the nv driver.
> >> I tried the latest three nVidia drivers in the list and the all give
> >> the same error message. Second, it doesn't look like any of the
> >> programs I selected to install during the installation process
> >> actually installed. Also, up date manager says it can't connect to
> >> the
> >> server.
> >>
> >> On a positive note this alpha provided the incentive I needed to blow
> >> away my Windows 7 RC install. Thanks for that at least Kris.   :-)
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sep 5, 2009, at 7:38 AM, Kris Moore 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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