[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 9-STABLE-20120524 snapshot now available!

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Wed May 30 11:00:11 PDT 2012


Kris,

As with the earlier May snapshot, the new x86 snapshot panics when I 
select 1, 2, or 3 from the boot screen. More or less the same error 
screen as was shown in my e-mail from 5/11/2012.

Arthur

> The next 20120525 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 05-20-2012
> * Add support to "Warden" for using ZFS snapshots on jails. Now you may
> create, remove, and rollback previous snapshots of a jail via the
> command-line and GUI.
> * New bottom panel and features in the AppCafe for installed applications
> * Updated the "pc-thinclient" command. Now you can run this utility to
> convert your system into a PXE boot server. During the setup you will be
> prompted if you want to create a remote desktop, or remote install server.
> * Added numerous fixes for i18n in our graphical utilities
> * Added some safety checks to ZFS installs
> * New! "About" GUI, displays information about system
> * Added initial support for enabling 8021X authentication, still work in
> progress
> * Added LDAP / ADS support to installed samba packages
> * Fixed a bug setting firewall rules to "block" causing an invalid
> configuration file to be created
> * Fixes for "rdesktop" utility missing some libraries
> * Include new "Intel" video driver by default again
>
>
> 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.
> * And much more!
>
> Errata
> ---------------------------------------------
>
> * 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.
>
> 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-STABLE-20120524
>
>    



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