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 21:15 UTC in reply to "RE: PBI just isn't right"
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a complete rework of the unix concept in the first place.

And smartlinking, that means static-linking only of those functions/objects you actualy use, into the binary. (I know of only one compiler capable of this and that one is not compiling C or part of gcc) {ld "supports" smartlinking to an extent, very slow extent tho}

Dynamic linking should only be used for basic OS libs (which should be language agnostic, not libc) and security libc (crypt, hash ssl and such).

The problem with PCBSD is that the base OS which it's based on is build to use dynlibs, or atleast designed to since long ago. see eg: my problem with a RAD IDE.

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