Apr
24

More New PBIs: GoldenDict, FreeCol, and ClipGrab

The following PBIs are now available in Software Manager:

GoldenDict: a feature-rich dictionary lookup program.

FreeCol: an open source version of Colonization.

ClipGrab: program to download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion or Veoh and convert them into formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating these PBIs and to burak, ONeill, and Licorne Negro for requesting these PBIs.

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Apr
24

New PBIs: Ted, PiTiVi, Password Gorilla, and NumptyPhysics

The following PBIs are now available from Software Manager:

Ted: a wysiwyg text editor.

PiTiVi: a free, intuitive and featureful movie editor.

Password Gorilla: a cross-platform password manager that is compatible with Microsoft’s Password Safe.

NumptyPhysics: a drawing puzzle game in the spirit and style of Crayon Physics using Box2D engine.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating these PBIs and to burak, thenewguy, bforest, and yurkis for requesting these PBIs.

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Apr
22

10.2r159.1">Port Update: Adobe Flash Plugin 10.2r159.1

Kris has issued a patch for Adobe Flash Plugin which addresses the remote code execution vulnerability described here. It should show up some time today in Software Manager’s System Updates tab once it is available on the mirrors. Once you apply the update, simply restart any open browsers so that they use the updated version of flash.

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Apr
17

Make-A-PBI Improvements

Jesse Smith has uploaded a new version of Make-A-PBI. This version, 1.0, has some important improvements. Make-A-PBI can now attempt to make a PBI module without building/installing the associated port. This means that Make-A-PBI can run in seconds, rather than over several minutes/hours, and the program no longer needs to be run as root.

The building/installing options are still available for people who want to make sure their modules will build properly, but for making quick-n-dirty modules, run this command:

pbimaker –8 –s /usr/ports/category/portname

Which will make a PBI (version 8) port. You can make version 9 modules with this command:

pbimaker –9 –s /usr/ports/cateogry/portname

Often port icons are hard to find due to naming conventions; you can force the program to use a specific icon name with:

pbimaker –8 –s –b /path/to/default/icon /usr/ports/category/portname

Make-A-PBI can be downloaded from here. The install/usage instructions can be found here.

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Apr
17

20110414 Available">Testing Snapshot 20110414 Available

The next PC-BSD 9 snapshot is now available for both amd64 and i386.

Kris has created a new Wiki page with details about the snapshots. Please take a look at it before installing any snapshots:

Changes in this snapshot:

  • KDE 4.6.2
  • Updated the port for gksu and fixed bugs running apps as root
  • Many improvements to AppCafe
  • Installing PBIs as user now adds binaries to PATH
  • Many bug fixes to menu icons / LXDE / KDE4 / Gnome that were reported by testers of the last snapshot
  • Using GELI with a password doesn’t create additional key files now
  • Installer hides “FreeBSD” option when it isn’t available on the current media

Known Issue:

  • The handbook desktop link doesn’t work. This is fixed in SVN and will be in the next snapshot.

Please send any bug reports to the testing mailing list.

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Apr
14

Latest Opera PBI Fixes Java Bug

The latest version of Opera has fixed a long-standing bug where the installed Java plugin was not properly detected. You can upgrade your current version of Opera or install the latest version of Opera (version 11.10) using Software Manager. If OpenJDK is not yet installed, also install it from Software Manager.

To activate the Java plugin, launch Opera and go to Menu -> Settings -> Preferences -> Content -> Plug-in Options -> Change Path -> Add. Browse to your home directory then type in .mozilla. Save your changes and verify they worked by going to a site such as Youtube.

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