[PC-BSD Testing] 9-STABLE 20120622 - Now available!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Jun 25 06:45:06 PDT 2012

The next 20120622 snapshot in the PC-BSD 9-STABLE branch has just been
released for i386 and amd64 architectures.

This snapshot 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-STABLE from 06-15-2012
* KDE 4.8.3
* Fixed a bug creating a /root ZFS dataset on the Server install
* Fixed a crash in install GUI if using custom pkg set, and going back steps
* Exclude /etc/pam.d and /usr/local/etc/pam.d from being overwritten
during upgrades
* Fixed an upgrade bug, causing some files to not get overwritten properly
* Change detection for wifi when showing tray application
* Set default volume to 100:100 on first boot
* Fix displaying static IP addresses in GUI
* Improve network restart functionality, should now properly add default
route, and fix issue
   loosing connectivity after restarting with a static IP.
* Visually improve the AppCafe homescreen layout
* Add default configurations for i3 / windowlap WM's
* Add new service manager GUI to warden, allows enabling, and starting /
stopping services inside a jail
* Add ability to cleanup thinclient installation
* Improve the install image to not use MFS root, instead operates 100%
identical to early stages of FreeBSD installer.
* Shrink memory requirements of installation, can now install with UFS
on systems with ~256MB of RAM.
* Add initial support to Warden CLI for creating Linux jails

Highlights for the upcoming 9.1

* 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.
* 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 update now via the online
updater. You will first need to apply the "Update Manager" 20120622
update, then the snapshot 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 snapshot will appear.

* Note: The AMD64 snapshot appears as 20120621 on the mirrors, but it is
the same as the 20120622 i386 version.

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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