[PC-BSD Testing] 8.0 ALPHA for your inspection

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Sun Sep 6 16:08:34 PDT 2009


In a word, sweet.  I installed a couple of things and so far so good.  
I like having everything all in one place.



On Sep 6, 2009, at 2:39 PM, Kris Moore wrote:

>
>
> Great :) When you guys can, try out the new software manager:
>
> system settings -> Software & Updates
>
> You can browse pbidir embedded now, and download / install  
> applications within the program.
>
>
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
>
> On Sun, 6 Sep 2009, Brodey Dover wrote:
>
>> 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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