First 8.2 Snapshot is Available for Testing

Kris Moore has announced that the first snapshot for 8.2 is available for testing:

The first snapshot of 8-STABLE, which will eventually become 8.2 has now been uploaded to our FTP server.

This snapshot is based upon FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE, and includes KDE 4.5.3. It also contains a number of bugfixes backported from the 9 series, specifically to the installer and network management GUI. You can review the backport commits on the 8.2 TODO list.

Known Issues:

Using the “GPT” option during installation will give an error at boot, which I’m currently working on fixing.

Please feel free to give the snapshot a whirl, and report any bugs you find back to the testing list. Instructions for becoming a good beta tester can be found in this section of the Handbook.

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Comments (5)

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Dru Lavigne and Thorsten Geppert, PC-BSD. PC-BSD said: First PC-BSD 8.2 Snapshot is Available for Testing: […]

  • PC-BSD snapshots available: 8.2 and 9.0 | FreeBSD News
    December 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm |

    […] 9, 2010 by Gerard Kris Moore has announce two snapshots of work-in-progress: version 8.2 and 9.0. Any feedback (positive and/or constructive) is welcome on the Testing Mailinglist. […]

  • JShuford
    December 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm |

    Work’s well! I put it in a vm and have used it through-out the day…

    PCBSD rocks!

    ps. if someone could explain the subscription thing at your store i might just be interested a magazine and DVD subscription!

  • Jes
    December 17, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    Good to have somethink new to test. I’ll do it probably in next few days.

    But one question. What about the support for ACPI suspend?. Could anyone test it?. PCBSD/FreeBSD 8.1 AMD64 is able to suspend (only if USB is compiled as modules and only sometimes, most of the times hangs on resume). I’ve read something about improvements in 9-current but… anything verified?

    Thanks and good job

    • December 20, 2010 at 6:13 am |

      What I’ve heard is that ACPI suspend works fine on FreeBSD now, the issue is that we can’t resume properly from it. Drivers don’t “wake” up, video isn’t resumed, etc. I’d like to see some improvements in 9 of course, but I don’t know any specifics at the moment.

      If you want to discuss this with ACPI devs, or just read up on whats going on take a look at the freebsd-acpi list:

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