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[2]: Hawaii?
by tidux on Fri 25th Apr 2014 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Hawaii?"
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>SysV init

Dumbass, BSD has NEVER used SysV init, even when it still came from Berkeley. They use their own BSD style init, which is simpler but still shell based.

As for the Wayland port, OpenBSD was considering some preliminary work for it as part of a GSoC 2014 idea.

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