26 June 2012

PC-BSD 8

Posted in Changelog

The 8.X changelog outlines the version history of all major point releases for PC-BSD 8.

PC-BSD 8.2 - Changelog (2-21-11)


  • Updated to FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE
  • Updated to final 8.2 Guide - 9148
  • Updated the display wizard with many new supported resolutions - 9137
  • Added "extractonly" option to pc-sysinstall, for installing to a pre-mounted disk - 9091
  • Fixed some disk install errors from loading incorrect geom_ modules - 9086
  • Increase default /boot partition when doing ZFS on root - 9045
  • Increased FreeBSD default partition sizes - 9034 - 9125

PC-BSD 8.2-RC3 - Changelog (2-04-11)


  • Updated to FreeBSD 8.2-RC3v
  • Updated to KDE 4.5.5
  • Fixed bug allowing duplicate ZFS mounts - 8890
  • Disable KDE4 3D effects by default, fixing issues with blank screens on some systems - 8826
  • Default to skiping DVD checksum, unless user requests it - 8746
  • Implement fix / workaround for kernel panic when re-starting a wireless network - 8886
  • Enable geom_mbr / geom_bsd by default - 8885

PC-BSD 8.2-RC2 - Changelog (1-20-11)


  • Updated to FreeBSD 8.2-RC2
  • Added PC-BSD Handbook PDF to Desktop - 8469
  • Added minimum password requirements to encryption / users - 8386 8388
  • Fixed some missing kmenu icons for vim / rocks - 8391 8392
  • Enabled network support for HPLIP - 8377

PC-BSD 8.2-RC1 - Changelog (1-10-11)


  • Updated to FreeBSD 8.2-RC1
  • Fixed issue detecting the proper video card driver - 8316
  • Fixed some crashes when adding new users / groups - 8243
  • Added /sbin/nologin as a shell choice in the user manager - 8240
  • Let created users have a homedir of /nonexistant via the GUI - 8247
  • Fix customizing desktop languages when using a () in the description - 8343

PC-BSD 8.2-BETA1 - Changelog (12-20-10)


  • Updated to KDE 4.5.4
  • Updated to FreeBSD 8.2-PreRelease
  • Installation related bugfixes and enhancements:
    • Added ability to select FS type during auto-partitioning - 8099
    • Added ability to enable Encryption during auto-partitioning
    • Added ability to change hostname from installer - 8153
    • Fixed bug switching to some non-english languages - 8223
    • MFC option to select between MBR/GPT partitioning - 8154
  • MFC number of fixes to Network Manager - 8088 8089 8090 8091
  • Added option to enable / disable using "lagg" fail-over network interface

PC-BSD 8.1 - Changelog (7-20-10)


  • Updated to KDE 4.4.5
  • Updated to FreeBSD 8.1
  • Numerous fixes to installer, such as:
    • Switch to "gpart" instead of fdisk for backend
    • Improvements to ZFS, allowing mirror/raidz setup via GUI
    • Encryption pass-phrase support
    • Use GPT partitioning when running in dedicated disk mode11
  • Improvements to life-preserver backup tool
  • Fixed issue running downloaded python / ruby plasmoids - 6871
  • Fixed nepomuk / strigi default init at first login - 6881
  • Fixed issues with wifi tools in calculating signal strength - 6888
  • ZFS syntax fix for installs to MBR partition - 6889
  • During upgrade now install selected components properly - 6891
  • Don't use "lagg" device on systems with no wifi - 6960
  • Use "async" for journaled file-systems - 7192
  • Enable double-click partition editing action - 7190
  • Fixed backwards numlock logic in KDE - 7170
  • Added fixes to reduce kdeinit cpu usage from file polling - 7147
  • Use 24 bit color depth during install by default - 7020
  • More details available on our 8.1 wiki page

PC-BSD 8.0 - Changelog (2-22-10)


  • Fixed some bugs doing upgrades from ZFS - 6228
  • Fixed issues when applying new network settings - 6247
  • Added missing country / language codes for Czech - 6254
  • Fixed issue with Software Manager downloading, but not installing applications - 6257
  • Added kxkbrc configuration based upon users keyboard selections - 6259
  • Added support for localized splash screens on i386 - 6265
  • Auto-load ahci driver by default, fixes issues with some missing DVD/Disk drives - 6272
  • By default disable atime to speed up disk access on desktop - 6269
  • 6268
  • Shrunk install image further, fixing bugs installing 32bit on systems with only 256MB RAM

PC-BSD 8.0 - RC2 - Changelog (2-11-10)


  • Updated to KDE 4.3.5
  • Updated Perl to 5.10.1
  • Updated to xorg-server 1.6.5
  • Fixed our utilities to load i18n properly
  • Added missing boot splash screen - 6095
  • Updated font support for Japanese - 6111
  • Fixed bugs with lagg driver - 6138
  • Fixed bug trying to run in LIVE mode on boot-only media - 6140
  • Fixed upgrade issues from 7.x -> 8.x - 232
  • Fixed Slovenian country code - 233
  • Fixed issue when trying to upgrade / remove 7.x PBIs - 234
  • Fixed ugly print fonts in FF / Konq - 6181
  • Fixed bugs with networking installation - 6180
  • Removed duplicate hostnames in rc.conf - 239
  • Make DEL key work in konsole / csh - 242
  • Disable AGP when using nvidia - 241
  • Fixed bug upgrading a PBI and KIO file renaming - 6224

PC-BSD 8.0 - RC - Changelog (1-27-10)


  • Updated to FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2
  • Fixed boot bug when using ZFS root - 5999
  • Improved disk detection routine during installation - 6027
  • Added ibus framework to allow inputting of asian character sets.
  • Fixed bug when installing via public mirror using wrong path name - 6023
  • Fixed issue with KDM not using correct keyboard layout - 5981
  • Updated CUPS configuration, fixing kde printer module support
  • Fixed crashes in network tray application
  • Added support for lagg interface when using wifi, allows automatic failover from ethernet - 5995
  • Fixed PBI updating issue via the Software Manager - 6026

PC-BSD 8.0 - BETA - Changelog (1-1-10)


  • Updated to FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE
  • Update to KDE 4.3.4
  • Nvidia 195.22 drivers for both i386 & amd64
  • Improved Software Manager
    • Browse and install apps via web-viewer
    • Keep applications automatically updated
    • Re-create desktop icons at any time
    • Mirror selection for patches / PBI updates
  • New System Installer
    • Can select to install PC-BSD or FreeBSD
    • Support for geli encrypted swap & partitions
    • Improved ZFS support
    • Support for gmirroring of disks
    • Automatic disk label support with glabel
    • Options to "test" keyboard layouts
    • Install logging and failure reporting
  • DVD can be started in "live" mode to preview the system
  • Improved PBI installation process when creating icons / menu / mime entries
  • Support for installing and running 32bit PBIs on 64bit Operating System
  • Includes "Life-Preserver" utility, allows backup of system to remote rsync+ssh server
  • New "Ports Console" provides clean jail allowing port building without changing installed desktop
  • New KDE / Desktop theme and visual improvements
  • Numerous other fixes and enhancements to desktop and system

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