[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 9.1-RC1 - Now available!

Joshua Smith joshms at pcbsd.org
Thu Aug 23 09:14:37 PDT 2012

The RC1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 are now available for i386 and amd64 architectures!

This release candidate provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to run it only on non-critical systems.

Changes since the previous beta
* FreeBSD 9.1-RC1
* Added new functionality to the warden client. You can now schedule daily / hourly creation of jail snapshots. You may also set the number of days worth of jails you wish to keep.  Old jail snapshots will be removed automatically.
* Improve the shutdown scripts to make sure we unmount, even if the jail was manually stopped
* Added Active Directory / LDAP backend and GUI utility.
* Fixed a number of bugs relating to jail creation / management
* Auto-enable the flash plugin when creating new users
* Added some initial packages to TrueOS, such as sudo / bash and others.
* Bugfixes to AppCafe
* Fixed Window_Maker startup issues
* Added the Enlightenment (E17) desktop as an unsupported desktop meta-package
* Added lots of new packages for TrueOS / Warden

Highlights for the upcoming 9.1-Release

* FreeBSD 9.1
* KDE 4.8.4
* New system installer! Greatly simplified for desktop and server installs.
* New "PC-BSD Server" installation option. Includes command-line
utilities like pbi-manager, warden, metapkgmanager and more.
* Support for ZFS mirror / raidz(1,2,3) during installation.
* Support for SWAP on ZFS, allowing entire disk ZFS installation.
* Support for setting additional ZFS data-set options, such as
compression, noexec, etc.
* Warden jail management integrated into system. Allows creating jails via GUI, adding packages and other administration.
* Support for Warden to create Linux Jails
* New "Sound Configuration GUI"
* New "Hardware compatibility" GUI
* First boot setup wizard allows OEM installs to be easily performed.
* New Bluetooth paring tray / GUI utilities.
* New AppCafe improvements and preferences
* Improvements to wifi utility
* Fixed bug causing untranslated strings to show up empty.
* Numerous bug-fixes to PC-BSD related utilities
* Support for creating PXE boot server for remote desktop and installation.
* ZFS beadm support
* And much more!


* If you wish to update from 9.0 to RC1 you may do so by editing the "/usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf" file and changing the PATCHSET: variable to "pcbsdtest".

After changing this variable, you may run the updater utility, to download a new update manager. Once this update manager is installed, the online update to the RC1 version will appear.

The DVD & USB images are available via the PC-BSD mirrors. You may
select the mirror and files from the URL below:


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