Jul
05

Site Maintenance May Result in Some Down Time

Our provider will be doing some scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 6th. This means that the PC-BSD website, ftp server for downloads, and the pootle translation site may experience a short period of downtime. If any of these sites happens to be down when you try to access it, you probably hit the maintenance window–try again a little later.

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Jul
05

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.

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Jul
04

9.0 Control Panel">Article Introducing 9.0 Control Panel

The July issue of BSD Magazine has an article introducing the PC-BSD 9.0 Control Panel on pages 1215. It also provides instructions for building the Control Panel on FreeBSD or PC-BSD 8.2. The ability to add the administrative tools of any window manager regardless of the window manager you are currently logged into is pretty slick. You can also read just this article on slideshare.

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Jul
03

9-CURRENT-20110701 Testing Snapshot">Torrent Locations for 9-CURRENT-20110701 Testing Snapshot

John R Davis Jr. has started some torrents to speed up the download of the latest testing snapshot. If you use a torrent, please leave your torrent program open so that it can seed the file. When you seed, it speeds up the download of that file for everyone else. Note that you have permission to seed these files as they are freely available under the BSD license.

  • 64-bit bootonly
  • 64-bit CD
  • 64-bit live DVD
  • 64-bit DVD
  • 64-bit USB boot-only
  • 64-bit USB
  • 64-bit USB-lite
  • 64-bit USB-live
  • 32-bit boot-only
  • 32-bit CD
  • 32-bit DVD
  • 32-bit DVD-live
  • 32-bit USB boot-only
  • 32-bit USB
  • 32-bit USB-lite
  • 32-bit USB-live
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Jul
03

9-CURRENT-20110701 Testing Snapshot Available">9-CURRENT-20110701 Testing Snapshot Available

Kris has announced that the next testing snapshot is available:

The next snapshot for PC-BSD 9 is now available!

Notable changes in this release:

  • Disk partitioning fixes, related to “gpart” creating incorrectly sized partitions
  • Speed improvements to pbid / hashdir functionality
  • Fixes to policykit allowing auto-mounting in Gnome2
  • Fixes to pc-sysinstall to save logs to USB media after failure
  • Fixed bug auto-detecting WEP encryption in wifi tool
  • Huge speed increase when starting AppCafe and reading repo index files
  • Fixed adding scrotWM to GDM choices
  • Bug fixes when adding new meta-pkgs, don’t wipe log file after failure
  • Improved UI options / descriptions for disk-page of system installer
  • Began adding some framework for new updating tools / schemes for 9

As usual, please read through our 9.0 Snapshots Wiki Page for more information on how to provide feedback.

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Jun
30

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+.

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