Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:25 UTC
PC-BSD "After using PC-BSD several days, I was impressed with how easy it is to use. It's a good desktop OS, and a great way to introduce BSD to new users. The 1.0 release has a few rough edges, but nothing that should scare off prospective users. For the future, I'd like to see something like Synaptic to manage PBI packages and allow users to browse for software without having to visit the PC-BSD Web site, and it would be nice if the site had a little more documentation, but I expect such things will come along in due time as the project matures."
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RE[2]: DesktopBSD
by molnarcs on Thu 16th Feb 2006 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE: DesktopBSD"
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Actually, I think we can have best of both worlds here. What needs to be done is to clarify what belongs to the "base system" (in good FreeBSD tradition) - and make PBI creator skip those libraries that we can expect to be present on all PC-BSD installs.

Ring 0 would be FreeBSD base system + xorg and all their dependencies. Kdelibs, qt, and kdebase might go there as well, with all its dependencies. If you think in an integrated solution (KDE part as the OS for instance) - users will have at least that on each PC-BSD install. And if you come to think of it: FreeBSD + xorg (server, libs, fonts, etc.) + kdebase + qt + kdelibs = that pretty much covers the majority (wild speculation: 70-90%) of all shared libraries you'll ever need for your PBIs. Which means the "overhead" (in memory for instance) is either minimal or non existent (pretty much all "independent" kde apps - scribus, kdissert, tellico, k3b - these are just the ones I use - will be satisfied without any additional libs in the PBI ;)

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