PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 11/15/13

When Kris told me he wanted me to help act as a QA for the PC-BSD project it never occurred to me that someone had to test all those nifty PBI’s in the appcafe when there’s a big release.  Let me tell you after a week of testing PBI’s I have a whole new appreciation for what Ken does on a weekly basis.  Thankfully the weekend is finally here, and it’s time to look at what else has been going on over this last week.

Over 200 PBI’s have been populated in to the PC-BSD 10 Stable Appcafe.  We are plugging away at approving and testing more, but it is hard to know just how long it will take.   Most of what I would consider the “important” PBI’s have been approved.  Firefox, Chromium, and Thunderbird being just a handful.

Many of you will be excited to find out that adobe flash is working perfectly on chromium in my 10.0 KDE box.  I listen to youtube playlists all week and didn’t find a single video that wouldn’t load.  Other sites that appear to be working include Vimeo, Hulu, and Amazon.  I have not heard if this fix is being backported to 9.3, but I will let you guys know when we find out.

This week many PC-BSD programs received some necessary bug fixes and updates.   Some of the updates include network detection in package / update manager, nvidia graphic detection, as well as security updates for PCDM.  If you are experiencing an annoying bug that you’ve just been ignoring in version 10.0 now is the time to create a bug ticket on trac.   Keep in mind the newest 10.0 iso is the “stable” branch not “current” when reporting bugs.

If you are still experiencing any difficulty with extremely slow download speeds, or downloads that continue to fail after multiple tries,  make sure to send me an e-mail at   The information we are looking for is the output of the host command in pc-bsd, or if you are not using PC-BSD as your primary desktop we can use your IP address assigned by your ISP to try and search for the log file of the failed download.  I’m sure it gos without saying, but please keep your IP confidential and send it directly to me if you can help us with that information.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Written by Josh Smith. Posted in 10.0, new features, pbis, security update, testers

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Comments (7)

  • sg1efc
    November 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm |

    Sounds awesome everyone, Thanks a lot for your continuous hard work! 🙂

  • November 16, 2013 at 1:20 am |

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  • Priyadarshan
    November 16, 2013 at 6:10 am |

    Wonderful news. Thank you so much for all this hard work. PC-BSD rocks also because of the champions like Chris, and yourself.

  • anderson
    November 16, 2013 at 10:49 am |

    pcbsd10-stable-last-updated-clear instalation

    pkgs: KDE (lite) – NVIDIA – VMWARE Guest

    Windows7 basic – ASUS K45VM – VMware Player (with plugins OK)

    Network – STATUS OK – NAT

    BUG: keyboard does not allow configuring, ç button does not work (ABNT-ABNT2)

    SWAP=0 or standard

    instalation CRACHES! log file fails!

    chroot: grub-install: No such file or directory

    EXITERROR: Erro 1: chroot /mnt grub-install –force /dev/da0

    PS.: the log-file should be sent over the network, the system does not detect my pendrive formatted to NTFS.

  • Sender
    November 17, 2013 at 4:48 am |

    Please add an option for password protected ZFS Encryption for / and /swap in the installer during partition.

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