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Is an application that you need not currently available as a PBI? Making a PBI request is an excellent way to let PBI developers know which applications are most useful to PC-BSD users. Before requesting a PBI, please do the following:
 
Is an application that you need not currently available as a PBI? Making a PBI request is an excellent way to let PBI developers know which applications are most useful to PC-BSD users. Before requesting a PBI, please do the following:
  
* check [http://trac.pcbsd.org/browser#pbi/modules here] to see if a PBI module already exists
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* check {{citelink|url=http://trac.pcbsd.org/browser#pbi/modules|the module browser area of Trac}} to see if a PBI module already exists
  
* search [http://www.freshports.org Freshports] to see if there is an existing FreeBSD port; if a port does not exist, you want to generate a [http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=73 port request] instead
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* search {{citelink|url=http://www.freshports.org|Freshports}} to see if there is an existing FreeBSD port; if a port does not exist, you want to generate a {{citelink|url=http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=73|port request}} instead
  
* check to see if a request has already been made in the [http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=61 PBI Requests Forum]
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* check to see if a request has already been made in the {{citelink|url=http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=61|PBI Requests Forum}}
  
To make your request, start a new thread in the [http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=61 PBI Requests Forum]. If this is your first forum post, you will need to use the Register hyperlink to create a username and password so that you can login to make your request.
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To make your request, start a new thread in the {{citelink|url=http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=61|PBI Requests Forum}}. If this is your first forum post, you will need to use the ''Register'' hyperlink to create a username and password so that you can login to make your request.
  
 
'''NOTE:''' you do not need to login to read the content in the PC-BSD forums; you do have to login in order to start a new thread or respond to an existing one.
 
'''NOTE:''' you do not need to login to read the content in the PC-BSD forums; you do have to login in order to start a new thread or respond to an existing one.
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2. Someone responds to the request and creates a PBI module.
 
2. Someone responds to the request and creates a PBI module.
  
3. The PBI module is sent to the [http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pbi-dev pbi-dev mailing list] so it can be added to the PBI build server.
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3. The PBI module is sent to the {{citelink|url=http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pbi-dev|pbi-dev mailing list}} so it can be added to the PBI build server.
  
 
4. The PBI module is built on the PBI build server.
 
4. The PBI module is built on the PBI build server.
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6. Once the PBI is tested, the PBI is made available in AppCafe®.
 
6. Once the PBI is tested, the PBI is made available in AppCafe®.
  
7. Once the PBI is uploaded, the PBI request is moved from the PBI Requests Forum to the [http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=63 Finished PBIs forum].
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7. Once the PBI is uploaded, the PBI request is moved from the PBI Requests Forum to the {{citelink|url=http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=63 Finished PBIs forum}}.
  
 
Please note that it takes at least 2-7 days for a new PBI to go from step 3 to step 7 as it needs to be fully tested. If there is a delay, that usually means that a problem was found in the PBI and that the testers are trying to resolve the problem.
 
Please note that it takes at least 2-7 days for a new PBI to go from step 3 to step 7 as it needs to be fully tested. If there is a delay, that usually means that a problem was found in the PBI and that the testers are trying to resolve the problem.
  
The [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Test_PBIs next section] explains how you can assist in the PBI testing process.
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The [[Test_PBIs|next section]] explains how you can assist in the PBI testing process.
  
If you wish to be notified whenever a new PBI is added or an existing one is upgraded to a newer version, subscribe to the [http://pbidir.com/bt/rss/pbi.rss?PDirSID=1c5371680f19878ed24ce543386d2ba9 Latest PBI RSS feed].
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If you wish to be notified whenever a new PBI is added or an existing one is upgraded to a newer version, subscribe to the {{citelink|url=http://pbidir.com/bt/rss/pbi.rss?PDirSID=1c5371680f19878ed24ce543386d2ba9|Latest PBI RSS feed}}. <!-- is this rss feed uri current? -->
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Revision as of 21:41, 17 July 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

Is an application that you need not currently available as a PBI? Making a PBI request is an excellent way to let PBI developers know which applications are most useful to PC-BSD users. Before requesting a PBI, please do the following:

  • check [1][1] to see if a PBI module already exists
  • search [2][2] to see if there is an existing FreeBSD port; if a port does not exist, you want to generate a [3][3] instead
  • check to see if a request has already been made in the [4][4]

To make your request, start a new thread in the [5][4]. If this is your first forum post, you will need to use the Register hyperlink to create a username and password so that you can login to make your request.

NOTE: you do not need to login to read the content in the PC-BSD forums; you do have to login in order to start a new thread or respond to an existing one.

Once you have submitted your request, click the Thread Tools link ➜ Subscribe to this Thread and select your Notification Type so that you can be notified of any responses to your request. If you would like to receive notifications about all of the PBI requests in this forum, click Forum Tools ➜ Subscribe to this Forum while in the forum.

When creating a new forum thread, include the name of the PBI you are requesting in the thread name. That way it is easy for PBI developers and other PC-BSD users to know which applications have been requested.

People who create PBIs are subscribed to the PBI Requests forum. Usually, someone will respond to a request within a few days either indicating that they are working on creating the PBI or with an explanation if creating a PBI will be problematic. The PBI process is as follows:

1. A user requests a PBI.

2. Someone responds to the request and creates a PBI module.

3. The PBI module is sent to the [6][5] so it can be added to the PBI build server.

4. The PBI module is built on the PBI build server.

5. Once the PBI is built, PBI testers test for basic functionality such as verifying that the application starts and its menus appear to be present and working.

6. Once the PBI is tested, the PBI is made available in AppCafe®.

7. Once the PBI is uploaded, the PBI request is moved from the PBI Requests Forum to the Finished PBIs forum [6].

Please note that it takes at least 2-7 days for a new PBI to go from step 3 to step 7 as it needs to be fully tested. If there is a delay, that usually means that a problem was found in the PBI and that the testers are trying to resolve the problem.

The next section explains how you can assist in the PBI testing process.

If you wish to be notified whenever a new PBI is added or an existing one is upgraded to a newer version, subscribe to the [7][7].

References


  1. http://trac.pcbsd.org/browser#pbi/modules
  2. http://www.freshports.org
  3. http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=73
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=61
  5. http://lists.pcbsd.org/mailman/listinfo/pbi-dev
  6. http://forums.pcbsd.org/forumdisplay.php?f=63 Finished PBIs forum
  7. http://pbidir.com/bt/rss/pbi.rss?PDirSID=1c5371680f19878ed24ce543386d2ba9