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

Johann Hugo jhugo at meraka.csir.co.za
Thu Aug 23 12:21:39 PDT 2012


Installation was smooth with no issues so far. Only hick-up was that the image 
couldn't fit on my 4Gb fash drive anymore and I had to find a bigger one.

Regards
Johann

On Thursday 23 August 2012 18:14:37 Joshua Smith wrote:
> 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!
> 
> Errata
> ---------------------------------------------
> 
> * 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.
> 
> Download
> ---------------------------------------------
> The DVD & USB images are available via the PC-BSD mirrors. You may
> select the mirror and files from the URL below:
> 
> http://www.pcbsd.org/getmirrors.php?url=9.1-RC1
> 
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