Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Nov 2006 18:36 UTC, submitted by Charles A Landemaine
BSD and Darwin derivatives After much hard work, the PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that version 1.3 BETA2 is now available for download. This version adds support for installing in languages other than English, and addresses many numerous bugs found in BETA1. 1.3 BETA2 can be downloaded from the beta download page. You will also need to download 1.3 CD2 if you wish to install in languages other than English. Please report any and all unreported bugs on the BugsDB or the forums.
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Time for Gnome
by vermaden on Sun 26th Nov 2006 20:08 UTC
vermaden
Member since:
2006-11-18

Its about time to add Gnome support to PC-BSD.

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RE: Time for Gnome
by solidsnake on Sun 26th Nov 2006 21:03 in reply to "Time for Gnome"
solidsnake Member since:
2006-06-04

I would love to see a version with Gnome as well. I like KDE a lot but having a choice of desktop managers would be nice.

Either way, PC-BSD seems to be coming along nicely.

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RE: Time for Gnome
by iangibson on Sun 26th Nov 2006 21:07 in reply to "Time for Gnome"
iangibson Member since:
2005-09-25

Its about time to add Gnome support to PC-BSD.

Nah.

I think for this kind of project you're better off picking a DE and concentrating on making the best-integrated environment you can based around whichever DE you chose.

Why waste resources on integrating and supporting multiple DEs when this time and effort can be better spent elsewhere?

I would like to see the PC-BSD guys take some time to clean up their website though, so it looks a little more professional.

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RE[2]: Time for Gnome
by vermaden on Mon 27th Nov 2006 11:45 in reply to "RE: Time for Gnome"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

Why focus on KDE? It is not as that good.

Thay should give user a at least minimal choise:
Gnome
Xfce
KDE

I'd like to see most of the Window managers like E17, Icewm, XFCE, GNome ported on PCBSD...

E17, XFCE, Gnome are WMs? ;)

Then why even bother PC-BSD? go FreeBSD all the way and have everything build for YOU not for masses.

Edited 2006-11-27 11:47

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RE[2]: Time for Gnome
by TusharG on Mon 27th Nov 2006 04:16 in reply to "Time for Gnome"
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

I really like the idea of having GNome into BSD... The speed at which PCBSD is catching... Linux guys need to worry on desktop side.... and also need to learn how they are making things easy to use. I'd like to see most of the Window managers like E17, Icewm, XFCE, GNome ported on PCBSD...
Infact PCBSD need not have to give pre-installed these packs... if they could just provide pbi file for it and let user install it! to experience how easy it is to install a package in PC-BSD!

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RE[3]: Time for Gnome
by Doc Pain on Mon 27th Nov 2006 11:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Time for Gnome"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"I'd like to see most of the Window managers like E17, Icewm, XFCE, GNome ported on PCBSD..."

At least on slower machines it would be nice to have something faster than KDE, for example XFCE or even IceWM. This would be a good attempt to have more people using PC-BSD whose PCs are not the newest ones.

BTW: WindowMaker would be great too. :-)

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