PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest
Bug fixes, code freezes, and PBI speed increases! There’s lots of exciting news this week in PC-BSD so let’s have a look.
PC-BSD 10.0 Release has entered into the “code freeze” phase of development. In order to increase stability and focus on prioritizing bug fixing, major feature changes under the hood should no longer be committed for 10.0 Release. Trac ticket owners are encouraged to finish and submit your cosmetic / general bug fixes as soon as possible.
PC-BSD release candidate 4 (p3) is currently being built and is expected to be finished sometime over the weekend. Please click here to check and see if the latest image is currently available. If it is not available please check again later.
The PC-BSD update system has received quite a bit of new stability improvements in the form of additional code. Users can expect to see an improvement in the form of less errors during updates and an overall smoother update transition between builds.
Here’s a quick recap of some other awesome new features / bug fixes that have been committed over the last week. Please test and report any problems as quickly as possible so we can make sure 10.0 Release will be ready to roll (no pun intended) when the time comes.
- Most recent package set for 9.2 is currently being uploaded
- Improved Nvidia video card detection routines
- The PBI format received a substantial upgrade over the course of the week allowing for PBI load times to be reduced in some cases up to 40%.
- A fix has been implemented for the virtualbox driver
- New wine PBI’s have just finished testing, and should be available in the next couple of days
- Fixes have been committed for missing shortcut keys in the PC-BSD installer
- Keyboard layout issues have been resolved for multiple desktop environments
- Auto-mount detection has been improved for multiple desktop environments
That’s it for this week folks. Please keep us informed if you have problems that are persisting in the newest Release Candidate image.
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