Latest 9.0 Snapshot is Available for Testing

Kris Moore has announced the availability of the next 9.0 testing snapshot:

A new snapshot of 9-CURRENT has just been released, and is now available for download from our FTP server.

Major changes since the last snapshot:

* Fixed bug relating to booting without using the “Stamp MBR” option
* Added additional window-managers to “unsupported” category
* Added ability to enable / disable the lagg network device
* Switched to the “GDM” desktop login manager
* Added ability to add/remove/create repositories of PBIs via pbi_* commands
* Added new pbid daemon, which tracks repository indexes / manages file merging in the background automatically.
* Numerous other bugfixes across the board.

For a list of major differences between 8.x and 9, take a look at our previous announcement.

As usual, please report bugs found back to the mailing list so we can work on fixing them. The more details the better. The Handbook also has instructions for how to become a good beta tester.

A new snapshot for 8-STABLE is in the works, which will become version 8.2 early next year. We’ll make an announcement when that snapshot is online and available for testing.

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Comments (9)

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Patrick Tracanelli, PC-BSD. PC-BSD said: Latest PC-BSD 9.0 Snapshot is Available for Testing: […]

  • December 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm |

    It would really be great if you provided a delta/diff between the previous snapshot and the current one. This way, we testers with limited dsl speed or quota, will find it very convenient to test the 9 branch more often.
    don’t think about any complicated process, just a simple diff file (preferably compressed)

    and do you have any idea about this file PCBSD9-CURRENT-20101204-x86-CD.iso in i386 folder. What does it install/provide ?

    Cheers to all PC-BSD team and keep up the good work 🙂

  • J Shuford
    December 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm |

    Two things…

    Thank you
    Where can I download ANY-thing related to PCBSD 8.2?


    • December 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm |

      You’re welcome.

      We should have an 8.2 snapshot available by end of this week. Kris is finishing up some MFCs and it will take another day or so after he is finished for the iso to build and be uploaded to the ftp server.

      • J Shuford
        December 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm |

        Wow! That is some really serious response time…

        BTW… I tried to install 9.0 x64 in VMware, but it never really seems to work 🙁
        x86 on the other hand installs flawlessly (VMware)! it’s too bad there isn’t any .pbi’s ready so that I might really load-it-up and see where things go!

        Either way… Thank you very much 🙂

  • December 7, 2010 at 6:17 am |

    I’ll be happy to take a look at doing some deltas from previous ISOs to the current snapshot. It’ll just depend on if its small enough to be worth the while.

    The CD iso is a slimmed down release with just the LXDE desktop and not much else. The goal for that is to provide a way for old hardware to get installed with a minimal desktop from CD, and from there they can customize other ‘meta-pkgs’ / desktops they want installed from the mirrors.

    As for PBIs to 9, I will get the build server cranking on a bunch of them here in the upcoming weeks. There are already a number of them available direct from some previous runs of the build server though:


    • JShuford
      December 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm |

      Right on! I had no idea.

      I will get back to you…

    • December 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm |

      Thanks Kris. I really appreciate it 🙂

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

    […] 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. […]

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