Sep
02

New PBI: Samba

The following PBI is now available in Software Manager:

Samba: Samba4 is an attempt to implement an Active Directory compatible Domain Controller. In short, you can join a WinNT, Win2000, WinXP or Win2003 member server to a Samba4 domain, and it will behave much as it does in AD, including Kerberos domain logins where applicable.

Note that this PBI provides the server portion of Samba as PC-BSD aleady includes the client version of Samba. Since this is the server version, you will need to edit the smb.conf configuration file in order to complete the server setup. You can either do this manually or use KDE’s or GNOME’s Windows sharing services which provide front-ends to the Samba configuration.

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Aug
29

PC-BSD at OLF

PC-BSD will once again have a booth at Ohio LinuxFest on Saturday, September 10 in Columbus, Ohio. Kris Moore, Ken Moore, and Dru Lavigne will be at the booth, so be sure to drop by and say hi and get your PC-BSD questions answered. We’ll be giving out copies of PC-BSD 9.0-BETA1.5, FreeNAS8.0.1-BETA4, and some cool swag while it lasts. We’ll also be accepting donations for the FreeBSD Foundation. You can register for Ohio LinuxFest here: registration is free as an Enthusiast or you can opt to pay $65 as a supporter.

Dru Lavigne will also be teaching a one day class on Friday, September 9 entitled FreeBSD for Linux System Administrators. The course description and cost are detailed here.

The BSDA certification exam will also be offered on Sunday, September 11. You can register for the exam at this event here.

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Aug
24

New PBI: Subversion

The following PBI is now available through Software Manager:

Subversion: Subversion is a version control system designed to be as similar to cvs(1) as possible, while fixing many outstanding problems with cvs(1).

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating the PBI and to logan54 for requesting it.

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Aug
22

New PBI: Phoronix Test Suite

The following PBI is now available in Software Manager:

Phoronix Test Suite: The Phoronix Test Suite is the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available for the *nix operating system. This software is designed to effectively carry out both qualitative and quantitative benchmarks in a clean, reproducible, and easy-to-use manner.

Thanks to Ken Moore for creating this PBI and to John R Davis Jr. for requesting it.

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Aug
19

New PBI: MyPaint

The following PBI is now available through Software Manager:

MyPaint: MyPaint is a fast painting/scribbling program. It supports pressure sensitive graphic tablets and comes with an easy to use brush collection. There is a complex interface for creating your own brushes, focusing on brush dynamics (changes with speed, pressure, or randomly). The canvas size is unlimited and undo is supported, but not layers.

Thanks to Ken Moore for creating this PBI and to voyager for requesting it.

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Aug
19

9.0-BETA1.5 Available for Testing">PC-BSD 9.0-BETA1.5 Available for Testing

Kris has just announced the availablily of the next testing release. From the announcement:

PC-BSD 9.0-BETA1.5 is now available!

Users already running BETA1 may update to BETA1.5 via the system-updater GUI on the task-bar.

Notable changes in this release:

  • Enable hplip scanner support
  • Fixed bug removing PBIs sometimes leaving some file leftovers
  • Auto-create npflashplugin wrappers at system install
  • Improved fluxbox / icewm with “idesk” support for desktop icons
  • Fixed running the display wizard from the Control Panel
  • Fixed AppCafe crash when removing last PBI or download
  • Fixed issue saving some timezones properly during installation
  • Fixed detection of running WM for Control Panel icons
  • Fixed life-preserver to use non-standard port 22 when specified
  • Add default gtk2 theme
  • Update NVIDIA driver to 280.13

Reporting Bugs

Since this is a beta release, please feel assist us by reporting and fixing bugs. Users are encouraged to discuss their findings on the testers mailing list, or via the PC-BSD Forums.

There are a greater variety of ways to install PC-BSD in the 9.x series. Please take a moment and refer to the snapshot documentation to pick the right one for you. When providing feedback please indicate which snapshot you are using and in which window manager the error occurs.

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