[PC-BSD Testing] Fwd: Re: RC3 Release notes draft

Matt Olander matt at ixsystems.com
Fri Nov 16 10:07:52 PST 2012


Congratulations to the PC-BSD team for this RC! I'll get this up and
running this weekend!

Cheers,
-matt

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Joshua Smith <joshms at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> The RC3 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.
>
> Notable changes since the previous release candidate
> -----------------------------------------
>
> * PC-BSD handbook has been updated for 9.1
> * Fixed bug where some keyboard layouts were not being displayed
> * Multiple functionality and stability improvements for EasyPBI
> * Multiple functionality and stability improvements for TrueOS
> * New functionality improvements including better detection added to the
> mount-tray
> * Fixed bug where default mount points were not being set correctly using
> ZFS mirror/raidz mode
> * Fixed bug where update manager was not displaying the proper error text
> when failing
> * Added new ability to create ZFS datasets for jail environments
> * Added UK wireless channel 12 support
> * Fixed bug where Linux jails were not importing properly
> * Mirrors are now auto detected and set based upon location
> * Automatic ZFS 4K blocksize enabled by default
> * System manager should now show the correct dialog for "default"
> auto-detected mirrors.
>
> Highlights for the upcoming 9.1-Release
> -----------------------------------------
>
> * FreeBSD 9.1
> * KDE 4.9.2
> * 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 pairing 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 RC3 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 RC3 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-RC3
>
> --
> Josh Smith
> PC-BSD Software
> iXsystems
>
>
>
>
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