PC-BSD’s New Year’s message offers a few peeks into what is planned for 2008:
- PC-BSD 1.5 based on FreeBSD 6.3 and KDE 3.5.8
- 64-bit native version planned
- Update to the PBI Creator and PBIdir.com
- PBI Auto-Building system up-and-running
On behalf of the PC-BSD Core Team, Kris Moore writes:
I wanted to post a brief message to our users and developers, thanking them for their support over the last year, and offering a few peeks into what we are planning for ’08.
First of all we are eagerly awaiting the release of KDE 4 and FreeBSD 7, and will start on a new version of PC-BSD based on these sometime in the months after their release. Also, we plan on a 1.5 release based on FreeBSD 6.3 and KDE 3.5.8, which will be the last release in the 1.x series. We also plan on releasing a 64 bit native version of PC-BSD starting with version 1.5. This version will also have its own set of 64 bit PBIs to ensure that users can run their applications natively, as they should be.
Also in the next few weeks an update to the PBI creator will be released, which will offer a few new features, such as being able to choose a different install location for their applications. We are also busy working on an update to PBIDir, which will make it easier to monitor and install the latest PBIs. This along with our new PBI Auto-Building system will help ensure that PBIs are up to date, and often available in 24-48 hours after the related port has been updated in the ports tree.
We are looking forward to another year of leaps forward in PC-BSD usability and power, and hope everybody enjoys the improvements!