9.1-RC3 feels okay :-)

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Tue Nov 6 16:10:50 UTC 2012

Please file a bug about the intel wifi crash!


On 6 November 2012 05:31, CeDeROM <cederom at tlen.pl> wrote:
> Hello world! :-)
> After big shock with new organization of 9.0 and some mobilization to
> take part in RC I have tested 9.1-RC{1,2,3} and found no bigger issues
> so far from user perspective :-)
> Also the installation method is now more familiar than before as I got
> used to it - its nice that message is shown in the partitioning
> section to remove and create a partition to do a fresh install, which
> is not obvious for at first contact.
> I was using RC1 and RC2 on virtual machine, then installed RC3 in
> place of my stable system on Dell Latitude E4310 laptop - with normal
> usage and hard overload I can see no issues - ext2fs and zfs
> partifions are working fine also when serving content for virtual
> machines inside virtualbox-ose 4.1.22 :-)
> The initial packages installation is hard because there is no 9.1
> ports directory on the ftp servers to use, so I had to build
> portupgrade and then install packages with portinstall -PP. Before I
> was using pkg_add -r and portmaster (which is a bit worse than
> portupgrade I think because it cannot find any binary packaged
> itself). But the first impression is that there are no packages
> available to install!
> Also the relase notes documents still use 9.0 numbering...
> Except some issues with current ports like xfce4 window manager does
> not work properly (this might impact release binaries) and fusefs-kmod
> does not build with ruby1.9 which are reported already, I might have
> some wishlist for future:
> It would be nice to have ext4 natively implemented in the kernel,
> because ext2 still seems to be most multiplatform filesystem to share
> partitions across different operating systems. Or another solution is
> to port new UFS driver for Linux and Windows so we can use BSD
> partitions and filesystems on them with no problem :-)
> WiFi Intel driver crashed my system on 9.0, I hope its fixed :-)
> It would be really good to have hardware graphics acceleration for
> Intel X3400 chipsets, and the way it does not destroys the native
> console because it is very useful for tracing problems...
> If you have any particular requests to test some stuff on this
> hardware let me know :-)
> Thank you for your hard work! Best regards :-)
> Tomek Cedro
> --
> CeDeROM, SQ7MHZ, http://www.tomek.cedro.info
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