EasyPBI Version 2 Available for Testing

Ken Moore has announced the availability of EasyPBI2:

I am pleased to announce that EasyPBI version 2.0 is now  available!

This has been a complete re-write of the original program code. It has a
more streamlined process for working with PBI modules, as well as a
brand new interface and many new features/abilities. See the bottom of
this post for simple instructions on how to get the new version of
EasyPBI, and also how to upgrade your pbi-manager tools (to utilize some
of the new abilities of EasyPBI).

New Features

  • Packaging a local directory into a PBI (not using FreeBSD ports)
  • New Logo (Thanks to Jennifer Rosenburg!)
  • Build 32-bit PBI’s on 64-bit systems (Additional build option)
  • Complete support for editing installation/wrapper scripts (as well as a basic template for creating new binary wrapper scripts)
  • Complete support for XDG desktop/menu entries with easy MIME type integration (full creation/editing of entries with a number of new options available for entries)
  • Switch to using the OptionsNG format for setting port build options by default (as well as using a multiple-line format for build options)

UI Improvements

  • New “Settings” dialog for setting/changing default directory paths, PBI build settings, and any external utilities.
  • New “Ports” dialog for downloading/updating the FreeBSD ports tree.
  • Displays the last time the ports tree was updated, and simplifies the process of using portsnap (or svn if previously setup that way) to update the system ports tree.
  • New “About” dialog for quickly viewing information about EasyPBI (like license information and development history)

Important Warnings

  • Make sure you are using the latest version of the pbi-manager tools before using the new “local sources” PBI build options (the default PC-BSD 9.1 tools do not have the proper version).
  • One of the install scripts (pre-pbicreate.sh) will also not be used unless you have the latest version of the pbi-manager tools.
  • Saved settings from earlier versions are not converted into the new format, you will need to reset all of your settings manually from the new “EasyPBI  Settings” menu option.
  • Desktop/Menu entries and external-links are no longer automatically generated on module creation. These can now be easily added from the module editor afterwards.
  • Since it has been added to SVN so recently, most of the translations have not been done yet. Translation is an ongoing process for the  PC-BSD sources and the current status can be checked on http://pootle.pcbsd.org

Updating Instructions

To get EasyPBI 2.0, you will need to have the Development-Qt system
package installed, as well as either the Subversion PBI or the Development-VCS system package. To build and install EasyPBI2, run the following commands as the superuser:

svn co svn://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd/current/src-qt4/EasyPBI EasyPBI-source

cd EasyPBI-source

qmake-qt4 *.pro

make install clean

Then, to update your version of the pbi-manager tools, run these commands:

svn co svn://svn.pcbsd.org/pcbsd/current/src-sh/pbi-manager


cd pbi-manager-source

make install

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Comments (1)

  • January 12, 2013 at 3:33 am |

    Sounds great, Thanks a lot everyone. 🙂

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