Feb
07

PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 16

Just a quick update for you fine folks this week!  The bulk of the last week was spent fixing many smaller bugs that were still stuck in the PC-BSD trac database. Our primary goal now that 10.0 has hit release status is to fine tune the PC-BSD experience to allow for the smoothest experience possible. Users are encouraged to submit even the most trivial bugs during this “fine tuning phase”.

Among the programs that received updates the Warden received a patch fixing some issues with warnings, creating jails, and fixing user interface inconsistencies. Also the Package Manager received updates to fix some issues with how it interacts with pkgng.  This should eliminate some of the minor inconsistencies some of you were seeing that was leading to communication issues between the two. Package manager and the User manager also received minor improvements to fix issues relating to their user interface.

Big news this week for the PBI format. Kris has confirmed that a patch has been implemented for the way PBI’s are being built that will shrink the size of PBI’s by approximately 50%. The patch has just been implemented and is currently in a testing phase, but stay tuned to the blog for more updates on how and when this patch will begin benefiting you in the very near future!

Thats it for this week folks.  As always thanks for being loyal PC-BSD users!

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Written by Josh Smith. Posted in 10.0, 9.2, new features, pbis, testers

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Comments (7)

  • sg1efc
    February 7, 2014 at 11:48 pm |

    Thanks a lot Josh and everyone. The fixes sound great and a 50% reduction in PBI’s size is amazing. :)

  • RyanBram
    February 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm |

    PBI is a modern way to install software just like what usually found in popular Operating System, such as Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X.
    But it has one drawbacks, its size. Average PBI application can take about 100 MB in size which far larger than Windows .msi and OS X .dmg.

    Current change of PBI implementation, is really a huge step for PC-BSD future.

    Thanks PC-BSD developers for your hard work.

  • […] PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 16 Big news this week for the PBI format. Kris has confirmed that a patch has been implemented for the way PBI’s are being built that will shrink the size of PBI’s by approximately 50%. PC-BSD Blog – 7 Feb 2014 […]

  • Louis de Médicis
    February 10, 2014 at 11:51 pm |

    Hello.

    I am still wondering if Intel-based graphics work better on PC-BSD 10. Or do we still have to use VESA?

  • lostINbsd
    February 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm |

    Hi there.
    I know u’re all doing u’re best …, thank u 4 that.
    1st:
    NetBeans PBI size in 9.2 –> 306.3 MiB.
    NetBeans PBI size in 10.0 –> 660.33 MB.
    OpenJDK7-7.45.18 in 9.2 –> 207.1 MiB.
    OpenJDK7.25.15_2.1 in 10.0 –> 254.3 MB.
    2nd:
    Significant pogress with USB GUIs…
    I see dual support, 4 inserted usb devices, is active again (KDE).
    Nice…,but there+s is one scenario not beeing present 4 a long time.
    Try 2 insert 2 usb sticks, which are identical and they differ only by label names, and then try 2 unmount them using one or both of available GUIs.

    Take it easy, there’s in no rush:-)

    Me.

    • JR
      February 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm |

      I guess the 2 usb sticks issue is freebsd related stuff! just like my 2 cd-rom drives a long time ago! I don’t think it’s a bug, just a non enable thing if I say so!

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