Kris has announced that the next testing snapshot is available:
The next PC-BSD 9-CURRENT 20110425 snapshot is now available for download.
- Fixed issue launching the handbook icon
- Fixes for using GELI with a passphrase and not key files
- Fixed running the installer via the LIVE DVD / USB images
- Numerous fixes to window-managers, stray icons, missing configurations, etc
- Started adding theme data, such as wallpapers, icons and related configuration
- Still working on some bugs related to loading / using the nvidia binary drivers
- The installer wallpaper may show up with incorrect re-sizing
For answers to common questions, including how to provide feedback, please refer to the snapshot page on the wiki.
The FreeBSD VirtualBox porters team is looking for testers for the latest version of VirtualBox.
FreeBSD users can download a tarball of the 7.4 and 8.2 32-bit and 64-bit ports.
Details about the changes in this version and the checksums for the FreeBSD ports can be found in the initial announcement. If you test the port or PBI, please post your feedback on either the freebsd-emulation list or the pbi-dev list.
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.
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.
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.
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