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GhostBSD 10.1 Beta 1 now available

I am pleased to announce the availability the first BETA build of the 10.1-RELEASE of the Release cycle which is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures.

Changes and fix between 10.1-ALPHA2 and 10.1-BETA1 include:

  • Mouse integration suport for VirtualBox
  • Instant verification for user and root to know if the password is strong and match on the system installer
  • Host name and user name auto completion when typing the real name
  • Guake has been added as default software
  • Vim has been added as default software
  • PCDM Locales fixed

Where to download:

The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:

http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-10.1

Important info

Please be aware that this release provides beta tester and developers with a system to test out new features for the upcoming release. This release may contain buggy code and features, so we encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems.

We encourage you to use our new issue system build with MantisBT http://issues.ghostbsd.org/main_page.php.

Note: Developers can't fix problems that we are not aware and can't reproduce; if you report a problem give us a detailed reports that we can reproduce the problem.

Thank you for using GhostBSD and have a lot of fun beta testing GhostBSD!

Eric Turgeon

GhostBSD First Quarter 2015 Reports

Many thanks to everyone who donated to GhostBSD last quarter. You have ensured that we can meet all the costs associated with running the ghostbsd.org and helped to purchase new peace of hardware.

Donors

Many thanks to the following people for donating to GhostBSD last Quarter.

DATE DONOR AMOUNT(CAD)
Mar 25 2015 Kevin O'Connor $10
Mar 24 2015 Fred Horvat $5
Mar 18 2015 Aydın Yerlikaya $1
Mar 8 2015 Stuart A Adamson $5
Feb 24 2015 Thomas Funk $10
Feb 9 2015 David Green $1
Feb 6 2015 Kevin Kemp $1
Feb 2 2015 Anto Golubic $5
Jan 26 2015 Roger Poon $100.00
Jan 22 2015 ChameleonJohn $150.00
Jan 6 2015 Kevin Kemp $1

New ways to donate

We looking to add more payment options that should hopefully suit everyone, Patreon seems interesting and we are investigating the possibility to use Patreon as a method to fund the project. We also will add Flattr as an other way to donate to the Project.

If you are aware of method that might be interesting to use let us know.

Some change with our Sponsorship

In February we changed our sponsorship policy and basically it is that any donation over 100$ or a subscription to monthly donation to our project, we will proudly add a banner or logo with a link of the website that the donors specify in our sponsorship page and we also add the link to the donation list. The monthly donation is now a subscription of one year and it on the same page that the one time donation.

All Gains form 2014

 

In 2014 we have gain a total of 1194 from Donation, Adsense and or Partners, we hope to see a bigger amount in 2015, that we can invest in development of GhostBSD

Please Donate

If you haven't already donate to GhostBSD, be generous, help us grow the Project and even help project we depend on.

GhostBSD 10.1 Alpha 2 now available

I am pleased to announce the availability the second ALPHA build of the 10.1-RELEASE Release cycle which is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures.

Changes and fix between 10.1-ALPHA1 and 10.1-ALPHA2 include:

  • The PCDM theme file as been fixed which was creating blinking black screen.
  • Macro windows decoration has been fixed.
  • The installer GPT partition problem has been found and fixed in pc-sysintall.
  • Some installer text error has been fix.
  • The user shell selection has been fix from the last change to have csh by default since fish have a bug from the ports.

Where to download:

The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:

http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-10.1

Important info

Please be aware that this release provides beta tester and developers with a system to test out new features for the upcoming release. This release may contain buggy code and features, so we encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems.

We encourage you to use our new issue system build with MantisBT http://issues.ghostbsd.org/main_page.php.

Note: Developers can't fix problems that we are not aware and can't reproduce; if you report a problem give us a detailed reports that we can reproduce the problem.

Thank you for using GhostBSD and have a lot of fun beta testing GhostBSD!

Eric Turgeon

GhostBSD 10.1 Alpha 1 now available

I am pleased to announce the availability the fist ALPHA build of the 10.1-RELEASE Release cycle which is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures.

Changes and fix between 4.0-RELEASE and 10.1-ALPHA1 include:

  • GDM as been replaced by PCDM
  • Wifimgr is now fully replaced by Networkmgr
  • A beta version of Update Station is now in GhostBSD whish update FreeBSD base system and software
  • The installer partition editor got a lot of improment
  • The installer use the latest pc-sysinstall from PCBSD GitHup
  • GhostBSD is now following the same release number then FreeBSD and PCBSD

Where to download:

The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:

http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-10.1

Important info

Please be aware that this release provides beta tester and developers with a system to test out new features for the upcoming release. This release may contain buggy code and features, so we encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems.

If you notice problems please make sure to read http://wiki.ghostbsd.org/index.php?title=Becoming_a_Beta_Tester before reporting them through testing GhostBSD mailing list or the appropriate Forums. We encourage you to use our new issue system build with MantisBT http://issues.ghostbsd.org/main_page.php.

Note: Developers can't fix problems that we are not aware and can't reproduce; if you report a problem give us a detailed reports that we can reproduce the problem.

Thank you for using GhostBSD and have a lot of fun beta testing GhostBSD!

Development News - 03/01/2015

Well, it's been a while since we did a post on development news, and we do have a few exciting things News. First and foremost the next release of GhostBSD will jump to 10.1 instead of 4.5 this will help user to know on which FreeBSD version GhostBSD is build from.

I make some improvement and fixed problem with installer disk partition editor focusing on auto/create/delete partition system.

GhostBSD 10.1 will include a beta update manager call Update Station that is for the moment updating the FreeBSD base system and Packages.

Networkmgr is now ready to use without Wifimgr.

GhostBSD 10.1 will be ship with PCDM instead of GDM.

GhostBSD 10.1 APHA1 is plan to be release this week and I invite you to help to test the development release.

Eric Turgeon