Jan
31

New PBI: Claws Mail

The following PBI is now available through Software Manager:

Claws Mail: an e-mail client and news reader based on GTK+. Currently, many features are supported including POP3, IMAP, NNTP, multiple accounts, threading, filtering, MIME attachments, APOP, SMTP AUTH, SSL, IPv6, GnuPG, internalization, and more.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating this PBI and to draconian for requesting the PBI.

Jan
24

New PBIs: Logwatch and GnuCash

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

Logwatch: a customizable, pluggable log-monitoring system. It will go through your logs for a given period of time and make a report in the areas that you wish with the detail that you wish.

GnuCash: the next generation of money manager created from a merger of X-Accountant and GnoMoney.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating these PBIs and to jmdennis for requesting the GnuCash PBI.

Jan
21

New PBI: SuperTuxKart

The following PBI is now available through Software Manager:

SuperTuxKart: a Free 3d kart racing game; we want to make the game fun more than we want to make it realistic. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC racing against each other, or just try to beat the computer.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating this PBI.

Jan
14

New PBIs: OpenTTD and Amanda

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

OpenTTD: a clone of Transport Tycoon Deluxe, a popular Microprose game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Amanda: a backup system designed to archive many computers on a network to a single large-capacity tape drive.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating these PBIs.

Jan
14

Looking for MythTV PBI Testers

A PBI module has been created for MythTV, but we need testers to see if it works and to provide feedback on its usage. Testing this PBI will also allow feedback on whether the current webcamd drivers support TV tuner cards and to ensure that the webcam man pages are accurate regarding those cards. I suspect that MythTV on PC-BSD will be a process as we discover what hardware is supported, get some usage docs written, and fix any PBI and/or webcam glitches that are discovered along the way.

If you’d like to try out the PBI, download the one that is appropriate for your architecture.

To install, you can either double-click the downloaded PBI in sudolphin or, as the superuser, install it with the /PCBSD/Scripts/runpbi.sh /PATH/TO/PBI command.

Wikipedia indicates that you’ll also need a supported TV tuner card or a firewire connection to a digital set-top box.

We’ll be revamping the Multimedia section of the Handbook for 9.0. For now, I’ve started a placeholder for MythTV. Feel free to add the results of your tests there. You can also leave a comment here or on the pbi-dev mailing list.

Jan
11

7.x">End of Life Announcement for PC-BSD 7.x

With the release of version 8.2 just around the corner, and PC-BSD 9.0 slated for later this year, we will be stopping the production of new packages / PBIs for the PC-BSD 7.x series in the near future. Users still running on 7.x are highly encouraged to upgrade to the 8.x series in order to obtain the latest versions of PBI packaged software applications. While new PBIs for 7.x will no longer be built, we will still maintain an archives of the 7.x PBIs on our FTP site for historical purposes:

7.x 64bit PBIs

7.x 32bit PBIs

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