The PBI Format Re-implemented for Free/PC-BSD

Kris Moore’s slides on the new PBI 9.0 format are available for download in PDF format.

Due to the recent events in Japan, Kris won’t be able to make this presentation at AsiaBSDCon as originally planned. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are in Japan.


New PBI: LibreOffice

The following PBI is now available through Software Manager:

LibreOffice: LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

Thanks to Sam Lin for creating this PBI.


New PBI: Clementine

The following PBI is now available through Software Manager:

Clementine: Clementine is a modern music player and library organiser. Clementine is a port of Amarok 1.4, with some features rewritten to take advantage of Qt4.

Thanks to Joachim Holzwarth for creating this PBI and to kmf for requesting it.


PC-BSD at AsiaBSDCon

Kris will be giving a presentation on the new 9.0 PBI format at AsiaBSDCon in Tokyo, Japan on March 19th. He’ll also have some PC-BSD DVDs and swag to give away during the conference.

Once the presentation paper is available online, we’ll provide a link to the PDF.


New PBIs: DeaDBeeF and Arista

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

DeaDBeef: DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is an audio player.

Arista: http://​programmer​-art​.org/​p​r​o​j​e​c​t​s​/​a​r​i​s​t​a​-​t​r​a​n​s​c​o​der is an easy to use multimedia transcoder for the GNOME Desktop.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating these PBIs and to Symmetry and kmf for requesting them.


New PBIs: SILC client, KPorts, Fio, Banshee, ATAidle

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

SILC client: SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) is a protocol which provides secure conferencing services in the Internet over an insecure channel. SILC is IRC like although internally they are very different. Biggest similarity between SILC and IRC is that they both provide conferencing services and that SILC has almost same commands as IRC. Other than that they are nothing alike.

KPorts: KPorts is a KDE-frontend to the FreeBSD Ports collection. You can browse and search through your ports tree and perform actions like upgrades, installs, and uninstalls.

Fio: Fio is an I/O testing tool that will spawn a number of threads or processes doing a particular type of I/O action as specified by the user. Fio can be driven by a ‘job file’ describing the I/O load one wants to simulate.

Banshee: Import, organize, play, and share your music using Banshee’s simple, powerful interface. Rip CDs, play and sync your iPod, create playlists, and burn audio and MP3 CDs. Most portable music devices are supported.

ATAidle: ATAidle is a utility to set the power management features of ata hard drives. This includes standby timeouts, power (APM) and acoustic (AAM) level settings, and it can show details about the installed devices.

Thanks to Jesse Smith and Bruce Cran for creating these PBIs and to draconian, mbybee, and kmf for requesting them.

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