Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by kwag
PC-BSD The first beta of PC-BSD 1.4 has been released. "After months of hard work, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available the 1.4 BETA release. This version includes many exciting new features and software, such as 3D desktop support via Beryl, KDE 3.5.7, FreeBSD 6.2, Xorg 7.2, new GUI tools & utilities, and much more." Get it from the download page.
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RE[4]: Wow!
by Doc Pain on Sat 21st Jul 2007 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wow!"
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2006-10-08

"Those actually do it the right way (the same can't be said about PBIs), cause none of those packages duplicates dependencies left and right which is kind of a nasty security issue."

Don't confuse PC-BSD's PBI packages with the precompiled packages you can use in FreeBSD (and the same way in PC-BSD, too).

PC-BSD offers three kinds of installing applications:

1. PBI (recommended way)

Download, doubleclick, click, click... done.

2. Packages (very comfortable)

# pkg_add -r xmms

3. Ports (when compiling from source is intended or needed in order to compile with certain options)

# cd /usr/ports/multimedia/mplayer
# ee Makefile.local
...
# make install

Numbers 2 and 3 are not consistent with number 1, so be careful and know what you're doing.

" In an ordinary Gnome desktop, every installed application is listed in the applications menu."

PC-BSD is very KDE centric, but the installed PBI applications are listed in a special submenu. Applications installed by ports or packages need to be installed into the menu manually, if I remember correctly.

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