9 Format">Formal Paper on New PBI 9 Format

Kris’ formal paper on the new PBI 9 format is available as a PDF download. In it he describes the historical reasons for the legacy format as well as the design behind the new format. He also provides a brief overview of the new suite of PBI command line tools.


New PBI: OpenJDK

The following PBI is now available through Software Manager:

OpenJDK: OpenJDK is an open-source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition. Install this PBI if you wish to access Java applications from within your web browser.

There were reports that earlier versions of OpenJDK caused firefox to crash which is the reason why a PBI was not available before. This seems to be fixed–please let us know if the PBI causes any problems with your browser.


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.

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