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
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
- 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.