Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2006 15:14 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD "iXsystems, an enterprise-class hardware solution provider, announced today its acquisition of PC-BSD, a rock solid UNIX operating system based on FreeBSD. PC-BSD is a fully functional desktop operating system running FreeBSD version 6, with a KDE desktop interface and graphical system installer. Its PBI system, developed exclusively for PC-BSD, lets users download and install their applications in a self-extracting and installing format. iXsystems' acquisition of PC-BSD will provide funding to the PC-BSD project to increase distribution of PC-BSD and develop future versions of PC-BSD. Development is currently underway for a version of PC-BSD that will allow for easy installation and operation on servers, workstations, and laptops."
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RE[2]: PBI just isn't right
by Almindor on Tue 10th Oct 2006 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: PBI just isn't right"
Almindor
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2006-01-16

"What?"

That! It means that eg: if you put an RAD IDE into a PBI and that IDE uses a compiler to make visual (let's say gtk) programs which require gtk libs and few others, the resulting programs won't link, because those lib are only in the local program lib dir visible only to your program.

Even if you instruct the linker to look at that lib dir your resulting app won't start because it doesn't know that lib dir. You can ofcourse then tweak the ld configs to make that lib dir visible.. but then again.. is this userfriendly??

There are many other problem implications, usage of RAM is just one of them.

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