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

Jeff dejamuse at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 6 15:00:26 PDT 2010


I agree.  PCBSD is great but it's not really for the average Windozer yet.  I'm a web developer and use the development tab all the time.

Of course it's only a default since anyone can easily edit the menu and add a tab.

--- On Tue, 7/6/10, Mike Bybee <mbybee at dometrilogy.com> wrote:

From: Mike Bybee <mbybee at dometrilogy.com>
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 8.1 RC1 - thoughts and ideas
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 5:51 PM



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
www.freebsdnews.net



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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 do.

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