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PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest

   Today i’m pleased to announce we have quite a number of exciting changes coming that we would like to let everyone know about. Starting today I will putting together a weekly status update every Friday to help keep all of you up to date on what is new in PC-BSD land. This weekly digest will be a quick highlight of what important features have been added, what major bugs have been fixed, and what is presently going on in general with the project.

We are also shifting gears on how we find and report bugs to the developers. To better facilitate the resolution of trouble tickets in PC-BSD we have consolidated the bug forums into one general bug reporting forum. We are asking PC-BSD users to use the trac system for reporting bugs (trac​.pcbsd​.org), and use the bug reporting forums if for some reason you don’t have access to trac or you aren’t sure if something is a bug.

Best Regards,

Josh

Heres the highlights for this week, October the 11th 2013:

  • Early images of PC-BSD 10.0 are in development and are currently being rolled and are in early testing.
  • The new PC-BSD Disk Manager utility has been finished and committed to git. Special thanks to author and developer Claudio for this awesome new utility!
  • Life Preserver utility has been updated with new features and stability improvements
  • Bug reporting forums have been consolidated
  • Weekly PC-BSD Feature Digest
  • We have resolved a bug preventing users from upgrading properly via the update utility GUI.
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Written by Josh Smith. Posted in 9.2, forums, new features, testers

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Comments (6)

  • sg1efc
    October 12, 2013 at 1:31 am |

    Lots of great things on the horizon for PC-BSD. :) Thanks a lot to everyone! Can’t wait to see 10.0! :)

  • Gour
    October 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm |

    Hello,

    after seeing info saying “Early images of PC-BSD 10.0 are in development and are currently being rolled and are in early testing.”, I’ve visited web site and noticed that e.g. http://​iso​.cdn​.pcbsd​.org/​10​-​S​T​A​B​L​E​/​a​m​d​64/ gives 500 error and reported it few times in #pcbsd.

    However, for some reason, I’m labelled as ‘impatient’ due to reporting web config problem which sounds a bit strange to me.

    Maybe PC-BSD does not like contributions from ‘strangers’, but considering that I admire Kris’ work I’m reporting here although I’m not sure about moving to and/or staying here.

    • October 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm |

      I think you and perhaps others on the forums are misunderstanding that statement, however I don’t know why anyone would say you are impatient. Early images are in development and are currently being rolled for alpha development purposes only. The directory is there, but we do not have anything to publish yet for the public. What you want to look for are release candidates and then the official release iso. Don’t worry we will blog all about it when the time gets close :).

      I apologize if a forum user was less than friendly. I hope to see you on the forums more and greatly appreciate any feedback you can give us.

      If you are running into an issue that you feel like isn’t being resolved on the forums, please contact me directly at joshms@pcbsd.org.

      In closing our latest official release is 9.2 and it still could be several months depending on freeBSD’s release schedule until 10 is fully released.

      Best Regards,

      Josh
      QA — PCBSD Project

  • Gour
    October 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm |

    > What you want to look for are release candidates and then the official release iso.

    Well, I use 9.2 on my netbook and was testing and reporting problems since beta release and have *no* intention to try 10.0 now, but was just reporting web misconfiguration which is not available if one visits FreeBSD site and their 10.0beta or 11 snapshots.

    Iow. having 500 error is, imho, a problem to be fixed, no matter what is the status of the *content* supposed to be there.

    > I apologize if a forum user was less than friendly.

    It’s a bit disappointed to hear it from Dru (amongst others) which I admire much as well.

    > I hope to see you on the forums more and greatly appreciate any feedback you can give us.

    Thank you Josh!

    I believe I’ll leave (for some time) #pcbsd and focus on forums and mailing lists. ;)

    If you are running into an issue that you feel like isn’t being resolved on the forums, please contact me directly at joshms@pcbsd.org.

    In closing our latest official release is 9.2 and it still could be several months depending on freeBSD’s release schedule until 10 is fully released.

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  • cipk
    November 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm |

    Virtualization is everything nowadays, no proper desktop can miss it, its worth having its own category.

    At least in terms of roadmap, is bhive aiming to support lin/win, incl real 3d in vms? Or the other way, how is xen roadmap on pcbsd, and does it get pciback and vga passthrough or somth alike?

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