Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Oct 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
PC-BSD After the flood of Fedora Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10 reviews, here is a review of PC-BSD 1.3 Beta. "PC-BSD has improved quite a bit and the use of its open-source PBI packaging system is a great idea. Although it obviously means there might be a minor delay in newly released products being ported over to the PBI package system, novice users will rejoice because the wait is well worth it. PC-BSD is a well oiled machine with its quick response times, even if you don't have that much memory in your system. Its implementation of a clean interface is welcomed by me and not having a 3D enabled desktop is not something I really would worry about unless you are an eye-candy lover."
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RE[2]: Nice review
by molnarcs on Tue 31st Oct 2006 11:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice review"
molnarcs
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2005-09-10

There are centralized set of libraries in the system. It is very obvcious that you have no idea how the PBI system works.

I no longer have the time to build PBIs, but I did a few (scribus, tellico, some kde themes) a few months ago - and you could safely depend on the set of libraries that comes with the base system. In other words, you obviously don't have to package all the qt/kdelibs stuff when you do a scribus PBI, because you can depend on the presence of those on every PC-BSD system (the same with xorg and related packages).

So, the problem is moot... yeah, there will be some duplications, but how many exactly? Almost all important shared libraries are present in the base install, and PC-BSD is a noob oriented distro, so the average PC-BSD user won't "make deinstall" random components of the system. So you blow this issue out of proportions... what's your gripe with PC-BSD?

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