Posts in category Official PC-BSD Blog
LinuxFest NorthWest will be held April 27-28 at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA. This event is free to attend. We’ll be giving out cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, and FreeNAS CDs at the FreeBSD booth in the expo area. If you are attending the event, drop by and say hi.
Last week, Kris announced on the developers mailing list that the PC-BSD source repo has switched from subversion to github. For those of you who like to compile new features in order to test them before they are incorporated into a release or a rolling release, the instructions for getting source have been updated. Any references to svn in t [...]
Kris has announced the availabiity of the first rolling release: As a few of you have already noticed, we have some new ISOs now up on the mirrors. These are the first images built of PC-BSD Rolling Release, based upon FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE, which use PKGNG as the backend for keeping your desktop and base-system packages up to date. You are (R [...]
MeetBSD California takes place this upcoming weekend, November 3-4 at Yahoo! in Santa Clara, CA. Kris Moore will be presenting “The Warden® – FreeBSD and Linux Jail Management” on November 3 and several members of the PC-BSD team will also be attending the conference. This event requires registration ($75USD).
A new video has been posted to YouTube. This video walks through the 9.1 installer, demonstrating how to select desktop components and describes the various disk options available within the installer. It then shows the availalbe post-installation configuration options.
The PDF of Yuri Momotiuk’s presentation on the PC-BSD development environment is available for download. This presentation provides an overview of PC-BSD source structure, what to include in your GUI application so that it can be localized, how to make the application single-instance, and how to add the application to the Control Panel. [...]
Yuri Momotiuk will give a presentation “Development Environment of PC-BSD” on Saturday, September 24 at KyivBSD in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yuri developed the PC-BSD Control Panel and the GDM Configuration utility and is working on a bug reporting tool for PC-BSD 9.2. The presentation will be in Russian.
PC-BSD will be at Ohio LinuxFest on Saturday, September 29 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in the downtown arena-district Columbus, Ohio. Kris, Ken, and Dru will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and cool swag at the FreeBSD booth in the expo area. Kris will also be giving a presentation on PC-BSD at 11:00. Registration is free for this e [...]
Kris has just announced the PC-BSD 9.1 code freeze. This means that all of the menu strings are frozen, allowing translators to finish their localizations in time for 9.1-RELEASE. You can view the status of localizations here. If you would like to assist with a translation, instructions for getting started are here.
PC-BSD’s jail management GUI, Warden®, has been completely redesigned for 9.1. It now supports the management of three types of jails: Traditional Jail: FreeBSD jail used to install and run network services such as a web server or a database which is accessible to other systems on a network or over the Internet. Ports Jail: allows you [...]
There will be a FreeBSD booth in the Expo area of OSCON in Portland, OR on July 18-19. As usual, there will be a bunch of cool swag, as well as free PC-BSD 9-20120622 DVDs and FreeNAS 8.2 BETA4 CDs. If you’re at OSCON or in the Portland area, drop by to say hi! Donations will also be accepted for (Read more...)
If you’re using ZFS (or looking for a reason to do so), one of the new features in 9.1 is support for multiple boot environments. Imagine the following scenarios: you upgrade your operating system, hate it, and wish you could go back to the old version you upgrade some software which breaks something else you want to perform some tests [...]
FreeBSD/PC-BSD 9.1 are due out by the end of the summer and we are getting close to issuing the first BETA for 9.1. In anticipation of code freeze, Kris is busy getting in the last of the features. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some of the cooler features coming in 9.1. For those of you who would like (Read more...)
Kris has announced the availability of the next testing snapshot: The next 20120622 snapshot in the PC-BSD 9-STABLE branch has just been released for i386 and amd64 architectures. This snapshot provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and featu [...]
One of the cool new features coming in PC-BSD 9.1 is the ability to install a FreeBSD server (including ZFS, multiple boot environments using ZFS snapshots, and encryption) that includes the command line versions of all of the PC-BSD utilities. You can try a preview version in the latest snapshot or read up on its features in the draft of (R [...]
Kris has announced the next snapshot in the testing series: The next 20120605 snapshot in the PC-BSD 9-STABLE branch has just been released for i386 and amd64 architectures. This snapshot provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and features, s [...]
A number of people have asked if they can upgrade from 9.0-RELEASE to the latest snapshot. Yes you can, if you carefully follow these instructions: IMPORTANT: As with any pre-release, there can and will be bugs, so be sure to backup your data to a removable media or another system first. As the superuser, grab and build the newest pc-updatema [...]
Kris has announced the availability of the next testing snapshot. If you are using Intel video or would like to upgrade from a previous snapshot, read the Errata section below. The next snapshot in the PC-BSD 9-STABLE branch has just been released for i386 and amd64 architectures. This snapshot provides both users and developers a means to te [...]
The May issue of BSDMag (available for free download here) has two articles about PC-BSD. Kris Moore has an article “A Fresh Look for the Warden for PC-BSD 9.1″ on pp. 6–9. Warden is a GUI tool for managing FreeBSD jails and has been rewritten for 9.1. New features include the ability to add multiple jails, the ability to (Read more...)
The 9.0 PC-BSD Users Handbook has been translated to Indonesian and is available for download in the following formats: EPUB PDF Thanks goes to Tri Mulya S for the translation. Tigersharke is working on the HTML version which should show up here some time in the next few days. There will not be a Kindle version as this language is (Read mo [...]