ANNOUNCE: New Custom XFCE isos based on 8.0-RELEASE-p2 (32 and 64 bits)

Manolis Kiagias manolis at
Sun Jan 10 17:44:32 UTC 2010

Hey all,

I have just completed the second 8.0-RELEASE based build of the 'Custom
releases' project hosted here:

This time, both 32 and 64 bit isos are offered, both based on
8.0-RELEASE-p2 and using packages from the same ports tree.
>From this point on I will try to simultaneously release 32 and 64 bit

You may download the ISO files immediately using the downloads page:

This release is based on the latest XFCE desktop and includes a wide
variety of desktop-related packages, like OpenOffice, abiword, gnumeric,
firefox35, gimp, inkscape, evince and so on. The base system is
8.0-RELEASE-p2 which includes the latest security fixes.

Make sure to read the README relevant to the iso you are downloading (32
or 64bit) as it contains important information on installation.  In
particular note:

* The 'doc' set (FreeBSD documentation) is now once again included. 
Just select the language(s) of your choice to install.

* The problem with 'libcheck-0.9.8' in the previous release has been

* Installing linux related packages during initial setup needs a few
more  steps. This is due to differences in sysinstall between 7.X and
8.0 releases. A detailed explanation is provided in the README file.

As always, please report any problems, success stories, comments and
criticisms to manolis at

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