First Look at New Control Panel
Recently we blogged about the new pc-controlpanel. For those who would like an early peek, you can install this utility on an 8.x system. As the superuser, cd to an appropriate directory and run the following commands:
svn co svn://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd/current/src-qt4
Note: The last command will fail with an error if you chose to not install other languages during the initial PC-BSD installation. You can fix this with:
pkg_add -r qt4-linguist
and rerun the make install command.
This will install an entry into System -> PC-BSD Control Panel. Alternately, you can run the command kdesu pc-controlpanel. Here is a screenshot of the current version:
Note: some of the tools in the control panel will not work on 8.x as their code is specific to 9.0. However, you will get a good idea of the changes that are coming in these utilities. Also, the point of the new control panel is to allow easy access to PC-BSD specific utilities from any window manager or desktop environment.
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