Monday, August 6, 2012

PC-BSD 9.1 Isotope Edition...

Wonders if PC-BSD 9.1 will also have a "Isotope Edition" with KDE, Gnome, XFCE, and LXDE on DVD5.

Developers too lazy to change wallpaper in 9.1

Changes since the previous snapshot:
FreeBSD 9.1-BETA1
KDE 4.8.4
Support for Warden to create Linux Jails (Debian & Gentoo support included)
Fixed a bug with mouse cursor fonts changing over some tray apps
Correct some bugs with mouse not being detected after display wizard
Add new “TrueOS” server option, alongside FreeBSD Vanilla.
Display detected video resolution / driver on confirmation screen
Add new IPv4 / IPv6 validation to address fields
Fix bugs exporting / importing jails via Warden
Add new Hardware Compatibility Check GUI, which is available during install and via Control Panel
Add new Sound Configuration GUI, which lets user select and test different sound devices
Add NVIDIA legacy drivers for cards older than 8–10 years (32bit only)
Added option to “mount/clone” jail snapshots via the Warden
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 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
PC-BSD 9.1 has this pbi sytem that is a front end for FreeBSD Ports, designed with KDE QT4 C++ and has both base and dependencies. It's counterpart to MAC OS X's dmg files. DMG installer is where pbi came from in the first place.

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