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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Jun
30

5 PBI Re-released">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.

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Jun
27

5">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.”

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Jun
25

5, Vavoom, Bitcoin, and XMMS">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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Jun
23

New PBIs: MultiGet, BloodFrontier, and Dark Places

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

MultiGet: MultiGet is an easy-to-use GUI file downloader for Linux/Unix/BSDs/Windows. It supports the http/ftp protocol which covers most user’s requirements. It supports resume download if server side have resume feature, and if you like, you can reconfig the thread number without stopping the going task. It’s also support SOCKS 4, 4a, 5 proxy, ftp proxy, and http proxy.

BloodFrontier: BloodFrontier is a single-player and multi-player first-person shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2, which lends itself toward a balanced gameplay, completely at the control of map makers, while maintaining a general theme of tactics and low gravity.

Dark Places: Dark Places is a Quake modification which supports Windows WGL and Linux GLX, and has greatly improved graphics and image quality.

Thanks to Jesse Smith and Fletch for creating these PBIs and to KAZEKAGE_BSD for requesting multiget.

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Jun
22

New PBI: TrueCrypt

The following PBI is now available through Software Manager:

Truecrypt: Truecrypt is an open source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating this module and to drulavigne for requesting it.

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