[PC-BSD Testing] 9.1-BETA1 now available! (Update)

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jul 18 06:02:36 PDT 2012

(Slight Update: The URL for download has been fixed, sorry about the noise!)

The BETA1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 is now available for i386 and amd64 architectures!

This beta 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 snapshot
* FreeBSD 9.1-BETA1
* KDE 4.8.4
* Support for "Warden" to create Linux Jails (Debian & Gentoo support included)
* Fixed a bug with mouse cursor fonts changing over some tray apps
* Correct some bugs with mouse not being detected after display wizard
* Add new "TrueOS" server option, alongside FreeBSD Vanilla. 
* Display detected video resolution / driver on confirmation screen
* Add new IPv4 / IPv6 validation to address fields
* Fix bugs exporting / importing jails via Warden
* Add new "Hardware Compatibility Check" GUI, which is available during install and via Control Panel
* Add new "Sound Configuration" GUI, which lets user select and test different sound devices
* Add NVIDIA legacy drivers for cards older than 8-10 years (32bit only)
* Added option to "mount/clone" jail snapshots via the 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!


* Users running previous snapshots may upgrade now via the online updater. You will first need to apply the "Update Manager" 20120718 update, then the beta1 update will appear.

* If you wish to update from 9.0 to this snapshot 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 beta will appear.

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


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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