[PC-BSD Testing] 09142009 Alpha

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Thu Sep 24 17:42:18 PDT 2009

Kris Moore wrote:
> Hey everybody! I've just uploaded the next cut of the 8.0 Alpha. This release still does NOT include native 8.0 PBIs, or
> nvidia drivers, but we will begin to include those shortly after FreeBSD 8.0 releases, which should be in the next
> couple of weeks.
> This alpha updates the base to FreeBSD BETA4, and fixes a bunch of bugs in the desktop, kernel config, and software manager. 
> Again, this is no where near production ready, but you may want to play with it, to test out your hardware support on FreeBSD 8.0.
> Also, I've made available the 64bit version as well this time, so feel free to give it a whirl also. If anybody wants to test
> LIVE DVD mode (option 3) please do so, I need people to test it on systems with 2GB of ram or less, and those with greater than
> 2GB of RAM to see if it works properly in both cases. (Systems with 2.5GB of RAM or greater will try to load the entire DVD image
> into memory, which should make the live mode run MUCH faster)
> Both the 32bit and 64bit versions may be downloaded below:
> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-iso/
> Hopefully the next Alpha will include the new System Installer, which is where the real fun begins :)
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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1) RC1 build?

2) Can you make sure that the non-responsive progress bar is not 
regressed into the future versions of PC-BSD? While transferring files, 
clicking the blue i does not pop-up on my system (AMD64). Now that I 
think about it...the issue is most likely a KDE thing :(.

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