[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 8.1 RC1 - thoughts and ideas

Mike Bybee mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Tue Jul 6 14:51:04 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Gerard van Essen <gvanessen at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've tested RC1 and here's some feedback
> - generally very stable, though KDE crashed twice, but that could be due to
> the motherboard (Dell Optiplex GX620 with integrated Intel graphics).
> - KDE doesn't seem to be as responsive as Kubuntu 10.04 on the same spec
> machine, but KDE has always been slightly slower on PC-BSD/FreeBSD
> - in the keyboard section of the installer, the keyboards in the preferred
> layout list are not in alphabetic order; most are, apart from the bottom 9.
> - should we not have just one "localisation" 'tab' in the Installer?
> Currently there's a step for language, keyboard and time. These can be
> easily be consolidated in a "localisation" section. This will reduce the
> number of steps and clicks to install PC-BSD.
> - in the main menu (under applications) there's a "development" menu. Since
> PC-BSD is geared towards everyday PC users, I doubt whether many will ever
> use any of the applications in there. These can/should be installed by PBI.
> What do you think?
> Gerard
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I actually like the development tab and use it regularly - I'd vote to keep
it. Realistically very few actual 'end users' use PC-BSD, but a lot of devs

Mike Bybee
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