Oct
25

New PBIs: Anjuta and KPovModeler

The following PBIs are now available in Software Manager:

Anjuta: a very versatile Integrated development environment for C and C++. Written in GTK/GNOME and written for GTK+/GNOME, it features many advanced programming tools and utilities. It is basically a GUI interface for the bunch of command line programming utilities and tools available for FreeBSD, which are usually run in console and are very user unfriendly.

KPovModeler: a modeling and composition program for creating POV-Ray™ scenes in KDE.

Thanks to Jesse Smith and Sam Lin for making these PBIs and to krzysiek for suggesting Anjuta.

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Oct
25

4 of Handbook">Suggestions Needed for Section 4 of Handbook

We’re thinking of redesigning Section 5: Exploring PC-BSD of the Handbook. Currently, that section discusses these topics (note that the current text is several years old):

  1. 4.1 KDE Desktop
  2. Desktop
  3. Taskbar or KDE Panel
  4. System Tray
  5. Start menu
  6. File system
  7. Folder hierarchy
  8. Home Folder
  9. Mounting/Unmounting drives

We’re thinking of replacing most of this section into a “Performing Common Tasks on PC-BSD” section. If so, is any of the existing information useful (if so, we’ll keep it). Which common tasks would you like to see addressed by this section, which aren’t covered elsewhere in the Table of Contents?

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Oct
25

Tasks Looking for People

As part of the application process for Google Code-In, we’ve put together a list of tasks that are looking for people. We won’t know til November 5 if we’re eligible for this program–regardless, the list contains ongoing tasks that need your help.

If you’re interested in helping in the ongoing process of improving PC-BSD, browse through the list and let us know if you can assist with anything on the list. And, let us know if you think of something that needs doing that is not on the list.

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Oct
18

2 New PBIs: htop & wxMaxima">2 New PBIs: htop & wxMaxima

The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager:

htop: an enhanced version of top, the interactive process viewer, which can display the list of processes in a tree form.

wxMaxima: a wxWidgets GUI for the computer algebra system maxima. Most of maxima functions are accessible through menus, some have dialogs. The input line has command history (up-key, down-key) and completion based on previous input (tab-key). wxMaxima provides 2d formated display of maxima output.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating and soundtek for requesting the htop PBI.

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Oct
15

New PBI: minitunes

The following PBI is now available in Software Manager:

minitunes: just another music player, only better. Minitunes unclutters your music listening experience with a clean and innovative interface.

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

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Oct
14

2">New PBIs: Synergy+ and Heyu2

The following PBIs have been added to Software Manager:

Synergy+: lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, without special hardware. All you need is a LAN connection. It’s intended for users with multiple computers, where each system uses its own display.

Heyu2: a text-based console program for remotely controlling lights and appliances in the home or office. Heyu uses the CM11A computer interface to send and receive X10 control signals over the AC power lines to modules which can turn On, Off, or Dim attached lamps or appliances. It can store a schedule of timed events in the CM11A memory for execution when the computer is turned off or disconnected.

Thanks to Jesse Smith for taking the time to create these PBIs and to billksun and kevin for suggesting them on the PBI Requests forum.

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