PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 Released and Dru joining PC-BSD

PC-BSD has announced the availability of PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RC, and KDE 4.4.4. Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements.

Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog:

  • FreeBSD 8.1-RC1
  • KDE 4.4.4
  • Numerous fixes to the installation backend
  • Support for creating dedicated disk GPT partitioning
  • Improved ZFS support
  • Bugfixes to desktop tools / utilities

Links:

Release announcement –  Changelogrelease notesDownload (via)

Dru Lavigne

Dru Lavigne will be joining the PC-BSD project as Director of Community Development as of 2 August:

“Lavigne is well-known for her writing on open source topics. She has used FreeBSD since 1996 and has written three books on the topics of FreeBSD and PC-BSD. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD, was released earlier this year. Lavigne also has a blog on IT Toolbox, A Year in the Life of a BSD Guru, that is widely read and helps to spread awareness and tips focused on the BSD community. In addition, Lavigne is former Managing Editor for the Open Source Business Resource, a monthly publication that examines the issues surrounding the commercialization of open source.

As a widely respected member of the BSD community, Lavigne’s expertise and wisdom will provide many benefits to the PC-BSD project. As Director of Community Development, Lavigne’s new job will include tasks such as PC-BSD bug reporting, project management, and documentation. The most important job of the new Director of Community Development will be to reach out to members of the PC-BSD community and encourage them to contribute and participate in the PC-BSD project.”

Full announcement: Dru Lavigne Appointed “Director of Community Development” for PC-BSD Project (prweb)

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