Using a Rolling Release/9.2
In February, 2013, PC-BSD® switched to a rolling release model. This is intended to make it easier for users to keep the packages that came with the operating system up-to-date and to make new features available for testing before the next major version is released.
The rolling release model is optional. This means that users can choose to either remain on a RELEASE version or to upgrade to a rolling release. Users that remain on RELEASE will still be notified of security updates and updates to software installed using AppCafe®, however they will not receive updates to the packages installed with the operating system or any new features until they upgrade to the next RELEASE version.
Users who wish to install a version of PC-BSD® which contains the latest operating system software and features can choose to install the latest rolling release instead of the 9.1-RELEASE version.
The rest of this section will demonstrate how to upgrade to a rolling release and how to install a rolling release.
The rolling release model is new to PC-BSD® and glitches should be expected. Users who prefer stability over the latest versions of software and who do not wish to test new features should stay on RELEASE. Users who like to have the latest versions of software and who are willing to look for and to report bugs should use the latest rolling release.
Upgrading a 9.1-RELEASE System to a Rolling Release
To upgrade a 9.1-RELEASE system to a rolling release, follow the instructions in this blog post.
Installing a Rolling Release
To install a rolling release, select the desired media from this FTP server. Rolling releases will always have a date in the media name.