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GhostBSD 3.0 RC3 is now available.

The third release candidate of GhostBSD 3.0 is now supporting Gnome 2, LXDE and Openbox Desktop and it is now available for testing. This is the last development release. While this is a release candidate, it might contain some bugs and other problems, which have not been discovered during beta tests so we still only encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems.

Changes since RC2.

  • FreeBSD 9.1-RC2 to FreeBSD 9.1-RC3.
  • Bwi and Bwn firmware for Broadcom has been added to the default system.
  • Openbox is now part of GhostBSD development.
  • Mixmos have been added to Lxde and is port of Openbox version too.
  • Now with Xorg configured in the boot process the keyboard, Mice, and video card should work properly.

Know Issues

  • ZFS need more testing and will probably not work properly for 3.0.

About Openbox Version.

This version will not contain panel. We release it on a default configuration.

 

Gnome package list.

cups system-config-printer foomatic-db foomatic-db-engine foomatic-db-hpijs hpijs eog evince file-roller gcalctool gconf-editor gdm gedit gedit-plugins gnome-audio gnome-applets gnome-control-center gnome-keyring gnome-media gnome-power-manager gnome-screensaver gnome-session gnome-system-tools gnome-system-monitor gnome-terminal gnome-themes gnome-utils freedesktop-sound-theme gtk-murrine-engine metacity brasero rhythmbox evolution totem system-config-printer pitivi gnome-netstatus gnome-user-share alacarte libreoffice rsync sudo virtualbox-ose-additions gksu e2fsprogs florence bxpkg cursor-dmz-theme xorg-minimal xorg-drivers setxkbmap linux-f10-flashplugin nspluginwrapper gnome-audio dejavu cyberbit-ttfonts font-kochi wifimgr pidgin transmission firefox xchatbwi-firmware-kmod bwn-firmware-kmod

Lxde package list.

cursor-dmz-theme xorg-minimal xorg-drivers setxkbmap cups lxde-meta lxappearance gdm lxmusic xfburn xarchiver galculator gxneur leafpad freedesktop-sound-theme evince sylpheed parole xscreensaver gnome-utils gnome-themes lxrandr xrandr gtk-murrine-engine zenity mixmos rsync sudo virtualbox-ose-additions gksu e2fsprogs florence bxpkg abiword gnumeric gnome-audio dejavu cyberbit-ttfonts font-kochi wifimgr pidgin transmission firefox xchat bwi-firmware-kmod bwn-firmware-kmod

Openbox package list.

openbox zenity obconf obmenu nitrogen terminator lxappearance xscreensaver geany gmrun xarchiver gnome-utils gnome-themes lxtask mixmos gpicview xfburn Thunar zenity vlc e2fsprogs wifimgr pidgin transmission firefox xchat bwi-firmware-kmod bwn-firmware-kmod cursor-dmz-theme xorg-minimal xorg-drivers setxkbmap cups rsync sudo virtualbox-ose-additions gksu e2fsprogs florence bxpkg abiword gnumeric gnome-audio dejavu cyberbit-ttfonts font-kochi

Reporting bugs and issue.

Report bugs by the mailing list, the development portal or by the forum.If you get an installation error please provide us with /tmp/.pc-sysinstall/pc-sysinstall.log and the full explanation of the way you have configured it.

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GhostBSD 3.0 Gnome 2 and LXDE RC2 is ready for testing

The first release candidate of GhostBSD 3.0 LXDE is now available for testing. This release includes the new installer features from the upcoming release. While this is a release candidate, it might contain some bugs and other problems, which have not been discovered during beta tests so we still only encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems.

Changes since LXDE BETA1.

  • FreeBSD 9.1-BETA1 to FreeBSD 9.1-RC1.
  • Bxpkg got fixed - it now uses the 9-stable pkg instead of 9.0 pkg. (FreeBSD 9-stable pkg might change that can cause you error with the pkg manager.)
  • LXDE RC1 fits on a CD again.
  • WiFi configuration in /etc/rc.conf has been fixed.
  • Gnome Mplayer has been replaced with Parole - a lighter media player.
  • Gxneur has been added for switching keyboard layouts.  
  • Firefox has been replaced with SeaMonkey.
  • Gedit has been replaced by Leafpad.

    The second release candidate of GhostBSD 3.0 Gnome 2 and LXDE is now available for testing. This release includes new features. While this is a release candidate, it might contain some bugs and other problems, which have not been discovered during beta tests so we still only encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems.

    Changes since LXDE RC1.

    • FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 to FreeBSD 9.1-RC2.
    • New WiFi configuration method. 
    • Firefox as been put pack instead of SeaMonkey.
    • We have ported Lxmusic to FreeBSD and decide to finally replace Audacious.
    • We have ported LxRandr to FreeBSD and add it.
    • Xchat has been added.
    • Xorg is now automatically configure(Nvidia native driver is supported. But not installed).
    • With Xorg already configure this have fixa  lot of problem with keybord not working.
    • Slim has been replace by Gdm

    Changes since Gnome RC1.

    • FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 to FreeBSD 9.1-RC2.
    • New network card configuration method. 
    • Xchat has been added.
    • Xorg is now automatically configure(Nvidia native driver is supported..
    • With Xorg already configure this have fixa  lot of problem with keybord not working.

     

    Know Issues

    • ZFS need more testing.
    • Bwi and Bwn Drivers for Broadcom card might not work.
    • Native Nvidia Drivers not installed by default.
    • Need more keybord machine test.

    Reporting bugs and issue.

    Report bugs by the mailing list, the development portal or by the forum.If you get an installation error please provide us with /tmp/.pc-sysinstall/pc-sysinstall.log and the full explanation of the way you have configured it.

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  • Gcalctool has been replaced by Galculator.
  • Audacious has been reported buggy. We had replaced it with Xfmedia. This is only a temporary fix, but if we get positive feedback, we might consider leaving it in the system.
  • XScreenSaver has been added. 

Know Issues

  • ZFS is not fully tested.
  • FreeBSD 9-stable pkg might change and can cause you error with the package manager.

Reporting bugs

Report bugs by the mailing list, the development portal or by the forum.If you get an installation error please provide us with /tmp/.pc-sysinstall/pc-sysinstall.log and the full explanation of the way you have configured it.

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