PC-BSD 8.2-RC2 Available for Testing

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of the second Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. This will be the last beta version prior to release which is expected some time in the next 2-3 weeks.

In addition to some fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots, RC2 contains the following software components:
– FreeBSD 8.2RC2
– KDE 4.5.4
– Xorg 7.5
– Nvidia Driver 260.19.29
– Nvidia Driver 173.14.25
– Nvidia Driver 96.43.16

PC-BSD 8.2-RC2 is available for download from our mirrors. Everyone is encouraged to test this beta and to report any bugs to the testing mailing list. Instructions for beta testers can be found in the PC-BSD Handbook.

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  • mato
    January 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm |

    please include the latest webcamd port, that was recently updated, with the final 8.2 release of pc-bsd. thanks.

    • January 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm |

      I’m also hoping that the latest man pages I’ve added make it in in time for 8.2 release.

      • mato
        January 23, 2011 at 11:08 am |

        webcamd is important part of modern desktop so using the latest version might help pc-bsd broaden its user base. also updated were related ports v4l_compat and hal.

        besides, i’ve noticed kde 4.5.5 is in ports. i don’t know how much effort it would take to include it but since new pc-bsd won’t come out within half a year, it seems reasonable to include the latest software available now.

        • MichaelADeBose
          January 24, 2011 at 12:33 am |

          I couldn’t more emphatically agree. Especially with KDE 4.6 at RC2. Believe it or not, this same thing happened last time.

          When I first investigated PCBSD I skipped them and went with Kubuntu with a few days old KDE 4.5 something. I wasn’t familiar with either distro. Still hearing that KDE 4.5 was the promised land for KDE, I didn’t see the point in choosing a distro that could only teach me old, outdated and recently retired behaviors. To the untrained eye seeing that a distro and a window manager were updated within days of each other and the distro still ended up out of date can leave the wrong impression when its not entirely accurate. Even now 4.5.4 is only a little over a month old. It’s pretty normal to try to get a sense of how frequently you can expect updates.

        • January 24, 2011 at 11:06 am |

          Definitely. It will be in both RC-3 and Release.

  • January 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm |

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