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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 mann [...]
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). [...]
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 leftov [...]
The PC-BSD Forums now have the following RSS feeds, making it handy to see new threads in your favourite RSS reader: http://forums.pcbsd.org/external.php http://forums.pcbsd.org/external.php?type=RSS2
The following PBI is now available through Software Manager: Xfe: X File Explorer (Xfe) is an MS-Explorer like file manager for X. It is based on the popular, but discontinued, X Win Commander. Xfe aims to be the file manager of choice for Unix addicts. Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating this PBI and to XENOHEAVEN for requesting it.
The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of the first beta release in the new 9.x series. 9.0-BETA1 is now available for download from the website or ftp server. Caution This is a BETA release, for early adopters and testers. Please use caution deploying in production environments. Additionally only a small number of apps are [...]
Kris announced yesterday on the translation and developer mailing lists that PC-BSD 9.0 is now in code freeze in preparation for the final release. From the announcement: We’ve begun the process of rolling 9.0-BETA1 images, so from this point the pcbsd/current branch is frozen for all UI changes, to allow translators time to finish translatin [...]
The following PBI is now available through Software Manager: F-Prot: F-Prot Antivirus for BSD Workstations utilizes the renowned F-Prot Antivirus scanning engine for primary scan but has in addition to that a system of internal heuristics devised to search for unknown viruses. This version of F-Prot is a command line n-demand scanner. Please [...]
The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager: Yabause: Yabause is a Sega Saturn emulator. It currently runs on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and is being ported to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is also ported to the Sega Dreamcast as a separate project. It is written in C using the SDL and OpenGL libraries with support for cdrom ( [...]
Our provider will be doing some scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 6th. This means that the PC-BSD website, ftp server for downloads, and the pootle translation site may experience a short period of downtime. If any of these sites happens to be down when you try to access it, you probably hit the maintenance window–try again a little la [...]
The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager: OpenSSN: OpenSSN is a modern submarine simulator which focuses on keeping control of the submarine simple, letting the player focus on the tactical situation. Minetest: Minetest is an Infiniminer/Minecraft inspired game. ClamTK: ClamTk is a GUI front-end for ClamAV using gtk2-perl [...]
The July issue of BSD Magazine has an article introducing the PC-BSD 9.0 Control Panel on pages 12–15. It also provides instructions for building the Control Panel on FreeBSD or PC-BSD 8.2. The ability to add the administrative tools of any window manager regardless of the window manager you are currently logged into is pretty slick. You can [...]
John R Davis Jr. has started some torrents to speed up the download of the latest testing snapshot. If you use a torrent, please leave your torrent program open so that it can seed the file. When you seed, it speeds up the download of that file for everyone else. Note that you have permission to seed these files as (Read more...)
Kris has announced that the next testing snapshot is available: The next snapshot for PC-BSD 9 is now available! Notable changes in this release: Disk partitioning fixes, related to “gpart” creating incorrectly sized partitions Speed improvements to pbid / hashdir functionality Fixes to policykit allowing auto-mounting in Gnome2 Fixes to pc- [...]
The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager: SABnzbd+: SABnzbd+ is a cross-platform binary newsreader. It makes downloading from Usenet easy by automating the whole thing. You give it an NZB file or an RSS feed, it does the rest. Has a web-browser based UI and an API for 3rd-party apps. Ideal for servers too. Make-A-PBI: The [...]
Ken Moore has just announced that a new PBI for Firefox 5.0 with proper flash implementation has just been re-released. As an added bonus, it is also about 1/2 the size of the previous (non-flash-enabled) 5.0 attempt. Let us know if you experience any other bugs with this version of Firefox.
A problem has been found with the FreeBSD port of Firefox 5. Since PBIs are based on FreeBSD ports, this means that you should hold off on installing the Firefox 5 PBI or upgrading to Firefox 5 in Software Manager. Thanks to all of the testers who provided information about the bug and to Ken Moore for submitting a patch (Read more...)
The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager: Firefox 5: Firefox is an award winning, free, open-source web browser for many platforms and is based on the Mozilla codebase. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advanced features. Vavoom: Vavoom is a source port based on sources of Doom, Heretic, Hexen and a littl [...]
The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager: MultiGet: MultiGet is an easy-to-use GUI file downloader for Linux/Unix/BSDs/Windows. It supports the http/ftp protocol which covers most user’s requirements. It supports resume download if server side have resume feature, and if you like, you can reconfig the thread number withou [...]
The following PBI is now available through Software Manager: Truecrypt: Truecrypt is an open source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating this module and to drulavigne for requesting it.