The PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images images are now available for download. Users already running an earlier 9.2 image can now online update to the latest world / kernel / packages via the system updating mechanisms. Users running 9.1-RELEASE or earlier, please read the UPGRADING section below.
* Based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE.
* Bootable ZFS Boot Environments: using GRUB2, any new ZFS boot-environments created via the â€œbeadmâ€? command will be added to the boot-loader and available at boot-time.
* Re-written Life-Preserver utility: allows you to instantly create ZFS snapshots, restore files, and replicate data to a remote system or mirror to an additional local disk drive.
* Updated installer allows restoring the entire system from a replicated ZFS backup.
* New Boot Manager GUI: allows managing ZFS boot-environments and GRUB menus in a single location.
* PNGNG support: in addition to PBIs and the AppCafe, system admins and power users will now have access to a full PKGNG repository with frequent updates.
* Switched over to CDN for downloads: no more having to hunt for a closest mirror as downloads will automatically pull from our CDN service hosted by ScaleEngine.
* New version of AppCafe with new streamlining and PBI management functionality.
* GitHub migration: all PC-BSD / TrueOS sources are now available via GitHub (https://github.com/pcbsd andÂ https://github.com/trueos ).
* Warden updates:
â€“ Support for setting various jail options via the GUI
â€“ Option to create jail â€œtemplatesâ€? based upon different versions of FreeBSD
â€“ Support for VIMAGE jails
â€“ Jails without any IPV4 or IPV6 address assigned
* Graphical Package Manager: GUI supports basic or advanced mode, which allows full package management / upgrades.
* Home directory encryption: PEFS based encryption allows users to encrypt their home-directory contents with their login password, which is only unencrypted while logged in.
* Boot times improved substantially
* Binary â€œfreebsd-updateâ€? server implemented allowing updates to different PC-BSD branches without re-compiling.
Users who are still running the original 9.1-RELEASE from January 2013, or any earlier version, will need to backup their user data and install 9.2-RELEASE fresh to take advantage of the new ZFS featuresÂ and Boot-Environment support for 9.2.
Users who are running a 9.1-Rolling-Release may online-update to 9.2 via the system update manager. If the update fails to install, please be sure that your system packages are up to date before trying again. (Control Panel -> Package Manager -> Updates).
!!! WARNING !!!
As with any major system upgrade, please be sure to backup critical data beforehand.
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