New PBIs: Yabause, TuxGuitar, Fossil, and BRL-CAD

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

Yabause: Yabause is a Sega Saturn emulator. It currently runs on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and is being ported to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is also ported to the Sega Dreamcast as a separate project. It is written in C using the SDL and OpenGL libraries with support for cdrom and iso files.

TuxGuitar: TuxGuitar is a multitrack tablature editor and player.

Fossil: Fossil is an easy-to-use Distributed Source Control Management system (DSCM) which supports access and administration over HTTP CGI or via a built-in HTTP server, has a built-in wiki, file browser, ticket system, and more.

BRL-CAD: BRL-CAD is a powerful Combinatorial/Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) solid modeling system that includes an interactive geometry editor, ray-tracing support for rendering and geometric analysis, network-distributed framebuffer support, image and signal-processing tools, and an embedded scripting language.

Thanks to Jesse Smith and Ken Moore for creating these modules and to kazekage_bsd, wakajawaga, dhylton, and qkiel for requesting them.


New PBIs: OpenSSN, Minetest, and ClamTK

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

OpenSSN: OpenSSN is a modern submarine simulator which focuses on keeping control of the submarine simple, letting the player focus on the tactical situation.

Minetest: Minetest is an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game.

ClamTK: ClamTk is a GUI front-end for ClamAV using gtk2-perl. It is designed to be an easy-to-use frontend for Unix systems.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating these PBI modules and for creating the OpenSSN application.


New PBIs: SABnzbd+ and Make-a-PBI

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

SABnzbd+: SABnzbd+ is a cross-platform binary newsreader. It makes downloading from Usenet easy by automating the whole thing. You give it an NZB file or an RSS feed, it does the rest. Has a web-browser based UI and an API for 3rd-party apps. Ideal for servers too.

Make-A-PBI: The Make-A-PBI program takes a port from the FreeBSD Ports tree and creates from it a PBI module. This module can then be used to create PBI packages. Make-A-PBI automates most aspects of the module creating process, setting up the required files and directories and collecting information from the port.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating these PBI modules (as well as the Make-A-PBI application) and to battlle for suggesting SABnzbd+.


Firefox 5 PBI Re-released

Ken Moore has just announced that a new PBI for Firefox 5.0 with proper flash implementation has just been re-released. As an added bonus, it is also about 1/2 the size of the previous (non-flash-enabled) 5.0 attempt. Let us know if you experience any other bugs with this version of Firefox.


Hold Off on Installing/Upgrading to Firefox 5

A problem has been found with the FreeBSD port of Firefox 5. Since PBIs are based on FreeBSD ports, this means that you should hold off on installing the Firefox 5 PBI or upgrading to Firefox 5 in Software Manager. Thanks to all of the testers who provided information about the bug and to Ken Moore for submitting a patch for the FreeBSD port. We’ll post another entry when the fixed version becomes available.

In the mean time, if you have already installed or upgraded to Firefox 5, you can revert back to your previous version of Firefox. Ken offers the following advice so that you don’t lose any of your configuration settings when reinstalling the Firefox 4 PBI in Software Manager:

“Make sure that when you revert, you do not first remove all your settings when uninstalling FF5. In order to revert and keep all your settings, I usually just leave the current version alone, and when installing the new PBI it asks if it can overwrite the currently installed version, to which I say yes. I have never had a problem with losing my settings when doing it this way.”


New PBIs: Firefox 5, Vavoom, Bitcoin, and XMMS

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

Firefox 5: Firefox is an award winning, free, open-source web browser for many platforms and is based on the Mozilla codebase. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advanced features.

Vavoom: Vavoom is a source port based on sources of Doom, Heretic, Hexen and a little bit from Quake. To play Vavoom you need main wad file from Doom, Ultimate Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen or Strife.

Bitcoin: Bitcoin is a free open source peer-to-peer electronic cash system that is completely decentralized, without the need for a central server or trusted parties. Users hold the crypto keys to their own money and transact directly with each other, with the help of a P2P network to check for double-spending.

XMMS: XMMS is a multimedia player based on the look of Winamp.

Thanks to Kris Moore, Jesse Smith, and Fletch for creating these modules and to johnrdavisjr, Kolbas, and windtalker for requesting them.

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