[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 9.1-RC2 - Now available!

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Oct 11 08:13:35 PDT 2012


Looks like an RC3 by the end of the month.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIwMzk

Arthur


> The RC2 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.
>
> Changes since the previous release candidate
> -----------------------------------------
>
> * Fixed multiple bugs where mice freeze or behave incorrectly.
> * Fixed language selection to be displayed as native language.
> * Compatibility improvements for PS2 mice.
> * Fixed time-out issues with External DVD Drive / USB Drives.
> * Updated system proxy paths and functionality.
> * Updated sound detection functionality.
> * Added mp3 / ogg encoders to CD rippers.
> * Added detection for NVIDIA Optimus systems.
> * Added options for cups-base, to fix an issue with many printers printing blank pages
> when using ghostscript for pdftops conversion.
> * Improved sys-manager to only update ports tree if it already is checked out.
> * Improvements to the wardens functionality and stability.  Improved jail importing functionality.
> * Added "Update All" button for AppCafe.
> * Graphical enhancements for EasyPBI.
>
>
> 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 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 RC2 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 RC2 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-RC2
>    

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