If any of you have tried to use the PC-BSD Translation / Pootle web interface in the last year you probably don’t have a lot of good things to say about it. A 35 word translation might take you a good 30 minutes between the load times (if you could even login to the site without it timing out). Thankfully those days are behind us! PC-BSD has upgraded their translation system to use Pootle version 126.96.36.199 and it is blazingly fast. I went through localizing a small 35 word applet for PC-BSD and it took me roughly 4 minutes compared to what would have taken at least half an hour before due to the slowness of the old pootle software. Check out the new translation site at translate.pcbsd.org.
There’s a couple of things you are going to want to keep in mind about the new translation system. You will have to create a new account. Upgrading Pootle directly was proving disastrous so we exported all the strings and imported them into the new Pootle server. What this means is no accounts were transferred since a direct upgrade was not done. This also means that the strings that were brought in also appear as “fuzzy” translations. If you have some free time you can help by going to the translation site and approving some of the fuzzy translations. Many languages have already been done they just need to be reviewed and marked as acceptable (uncheck the fuzzy box if you are 100% certain on the translation).
I hope you guys are as excited as I am over the new translation possibilities! For more information on how you can help with localization / translating contact me at email@example.com.
The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of RC1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 10.1 release.
PC-BSD Notable Changes
* KDE 4.14.2
* GNOME 3.12.2
* Cinnamon 2.2.16
* Chromium 38.0.2125.104_1
* Firefox 33.0
* NVIDIA Driver 340.24
* Lumina desktop 0.7.0-beta
* Pkg 1.3.8_3
* New AppCafe HTML5 web/remote interface, for both desktop / server usage
* New CD-sized text-installer ISO files for TrueOS / server deployments
* New Centos 6.5 Linux emulation base
* New HostAP mode for Wifi GUI utilities
* Misc bug fixes and other stability improvements
Along with our traditional PC-BSD DVD ISO image, we have also created a CD-sized ISO image of TrueOS, our server edition.
This is a text-based installer which includes FreeBSD 10.0-Release under the hood. It includes the following features:
* ZFS on Root installation
* Boot-Environment support
* Command-Line versions of PC-BSD utilities, such as Warden, Life-Preserver and more.
* Support for full-disk (GELI) encryption without an unencrypted /boot partition
A testing update is available for 10.0.3 users to upgrade to 10.1-RC1. To apply this update, do the following:
edit: /usr/local/share/pcbsd/pc-updatemanager/conf/sysupdate.conf (As root)
Change “PATCHSET: updates”
% sudo pc-updatemanager check
This should show you a new “Update system to 10.1-RELEASE” patch available. To install run the following:
% sudo pc-updatemanager install 10.1-update-10152014-10
As with any major system upgrade, please backup important data and files beforehand!!!
This update will automatically reboot your system several times during the various upgrade phases, please expect it to take between 30-60 minutes.
10.1-RC1 DVD/USB media can be downloaded from here via HTTP or Torrent.
Found a bug in 10.1? Please report it (with as much detail as possible) to our bugs database.
Hey guys check out our video on KDEConnect in PC-BSD on YouTube! It’s an awesome new app that allows you to receive text messages, phone notifications, incoming calls notifications, media remote control, and more!
Hey everyone just a quick heads up we’ve just started a PC-BSD YouTube channel! If you want to check it out you can follow this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyd7MaPVUpa-ueUsGjUujag. Don’t forget to subscribe for new videos and if you have a video or tutorial you’d like to submit send it my way! We only have a couple videos right now so we need your help to grow our channel :). Also we’d love for you to submit your ideas we can do for videos in the future.
Several members of the PC-BSD and FreeBSD Projects will be at Ohio LinuxFest, to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH on October 24-26. Paid and free registration is available for this event.
Ken Moore will present “Lumina DE: A new desktop environment for PC-BSD” on Friday, October 11 at 11:00. Dru Lavigne will present “A Sneak Peak at FreeNAS 9.3” on Friday, October 24 at 15:00. Dan Langille will present “Virtualization with FreeBSD Jails, ezjail, and ZFS” on Saturday, October 25 at 14:00.
There will be a FreeBSD booth in the expo area. Expo hours are 17:00-19:00 on Friday, October 24 and 8:00-17:00 on Saturday, October 25. As usual, we’ll have cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and will accept donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
The BSDA certification exam will be available at 16:00 on Saturday, October 25 and at 10:00 on Sunday, October 26. The cost for the exam is $75.