Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Apr 2014 23:06 UTC, submitted by sheokand

The PC-BSD project is developing its own desktop environment from scratch! The ultimate plan is for Lumina to become a full-featured, open-source desktop environment that may ultimately replace KDE as its default desktop environment.

A Phoronix reader, Ryan Bram, wrote in to share word on this new desktop environment being developed by the PC-BSD crew, the popular desktop-focused derivative of FreeBSD. This new desktop is called Lumina and is being developed as a home-grown desktop environment catered toward this BSD operating system.

While it's obviously cool, I wonder if it's a wise idea to undertake such a huge endeavour. I honestly doubt PC-BSD has the developers, testers, and users required for creating, maintaining, and improving an entire desktop environment.

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RE: Hawaii?
by r_a_trip on Fri 25th Apr 2014 11:44 UTC in reply to "Hawaii?"
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Does any of the BSD's have the required kernel infrastructure to support Wayland and systemd? As that is what Maui is targeting.

The way things are developing, the BSD's may become the standard bearers for SysV init, X window system and the continued availability of an X based desktop environment. I think that is a good thing. Disclaimer: I'm a Linux desktop user.

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