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]: It actually makes sense
by shmerl on Fri 25th Apr 2014 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE: It actually makes sense"
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Systemd is not a problem for Linux. But it's not portable to BSDs or Solaris / illumos for example, so for them it's a problem if systemd becomes a hard dependency for the desktop environment like KDE or Gnome and etc.

Edited 2014-04-25 18:21 UTC

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