Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2007 18:17 UTC, submitted by dolores
FreeBSD "This report covers FreeBSD related projects between April and June 2007. Again an exciting quarter for FreeBSD. In May we saw one of the biggest developers summits to date at BSDCan , our 25 Google Summer of Code students started working on their projects - progress reports are available in this report, and finally the 7.0 release cycle was started three weeks ago."
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RE: Cool Stuff
by OStourist on Wed 11th Jul 2007 01:18 UTC in reply to "Cool Stuff"
OStourist
Member since:
2007-06-19

I agree. For one thing sound..In BSD you have seemless
sound mixing for the common onboard sound chipsets
ac'97 (and others).In linux, ALSA still is incomplete.
You need to use aoss and other hacks to get sound
mixing for java applications because java uses oss
by default. And even that won't work for java applets.
And no, I don't care if its the application writers fault.
I want a COMPLETE desktop - every bit as functional as XP.

The only thing I am waiting for to switch to FreeBSD is flash 9 integration and more ports of popular software like rhythmbox and frostwire. FreeBSD unfortunately has a lot of broken
ports(hello gnome).

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RE[2]: Cool Stuff
by J-freebsd_98 on Wed 11th Jul 2007 15:58 in reply to "RE: Cool Stuff"
J-freebsd_98 Member since:
2006-01-01

rhythmbox-1.10.2_1 installed here.
gnome is broken ??
.................
when I first started using freebsd/ports, they had 9000
now about 17000
................
i have almost 3000 installed...
...............................
3 too large to update (dialup) (firefox ... etc)
3 dependency conflict (crm114...)
2 won't build (tea...
3 waiting Xmms2 bump (euphoria...
1 waiting a makefile (pinot...
.................
of the many others, the only issue I see is lack of
documentation-for-newbies (for instance, 1 have about
5 document-indexing programs installed, if there was
just one I would take the time to learn it). But as
nothing comes without cost (someone to write it), there
is no reason to complain AFAIK.
................
otoh about 1/10 of the ports I note to myself or
even on paper, "Super!"

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