[PC-BSD Testing] 9-STABLE-20120505 snapshot available!

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon May 7 09:32:41 PDT 2012


The next 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
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* FreeBSD 9-STABLE from 05-01-2012
* Xorg 7.5.2 / Xorg-server 1.10.6
* Includes the GEM kernel support patches
* Added fail2ban for SSH brute force blocking
* Added ossec to base system
* Added support for all i18n languages currently in Pootle
* Fixed sorting of installed Applications in AppCafe
* Fixed some bugs in server install causing CLI apps to fail
* Fixed stamping boot on BootCamp partitions.
* Enable starting Warden jails at system bootup
* Enable booting installer on systems with < 512MB of RAM
* Enabled splash screen support
* Multiple bugfixes to included utilities / apps

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
* And much more!

Errata
---------------------------------------------

* Due to some port changes the updated Xorg Intel driver did not get
automatically included. You add it post-install by adding the line
"WITH_NEW_XORG=yes" to /etc/make.conf and then building the
/usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel port. This will be corrected in
the next snapshot.


* It is possible to update from the previous snapshot to the current
version, however you will manually need to update the
/usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager command first.

(As root)
# fetch
http://trac.pcbsd.org/export/16662/pcbsd/current/src-sh/pc-updatemanager/pc-updatemanager
-o /usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager
# chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/pc-updatemanager

You may now update via the system updater GUI.

Download
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The DVD 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-STABLE-20120505


-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems



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