9.1-BETA1 Now Available
BETA1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 are now available for the i386 and amd64 architectures!
This beta provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to run it only on non-critical systems.
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
- And much more!
Users running previous snapshots may upgrade now via the online updater. You will first need to apply the “Update Manager” 20120718 update, then the beta1 update will appear.
If you wish to update from 9.0 to this snapshot you may do so by editing the /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf file and changing the PATCHSET: variable to pcbsdtest.
After changing this variable, you may run the updater utility, to download a new update manager. Once this update manager is installed, the online update to the beta will appear.
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