Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:58 UTC, submitted by fran
OpenBSD "OpenBSD 5.0 has been published, six months after the release of version 4.9. The OpenBSD project's newest release of the free BSD based UNIX-like operating system includes a number new and updated drivers, performance improvements and new features. OpenBSD 5.0 includes the GNOME 2.32.2, KDE 3.5.10 and Xfce 4.8.0 desktop environments. It also contains a number of new and updated packages including versions 3.5.19, 3.6.18 and 5.0 of the Firefox web browser, PHP 5.2.17 and 5.3.6, LibreOffice 3.4.1, and Chromium 12. The release includes September's release of OpenSSH 5.9." GNOME 2 you say? Huh. Interesting.
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RE[2]: Comment by ddc_
by ddc_ on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 01:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ddc_"
ddc_
Member since:
2006-12-05

The reason is simple - it takes much less to port, as it is less platform- and obscure-unneeded-libs-dependent.

GNOME 3 means that one need to port to BSDs pulseaudio and udisks, which are of no use there othrwise; also clutter is to be ported, and may be something else. KDE4 has the same problems plus it depends on half of the ports tree...

And all of that on a system where the majority of users prefer minimalist solutions like scrotwm+xxxterm+xterm.

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RE[3]: Comment by ddc_
by brynet on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 02:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ddc_"
brynet Member since:
2010-03-02

There is a port of pulseaudio being worked on in the tree.

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RE[4]: Comment by ddc_
by ddc_ on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 07:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ddc_"
ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

Effectively, the port of pulseaudio is finished. IIRC, the whole GNOME 3.2 is ported in -current though newer clutter version is worked on in order to run mutter and empathy's calling functionality.

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RE[3]: Comment by ddc_
by gan17 on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 11:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ddc_"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Exactly!!
I've never seen a screenshot of OpenBSD (or any BSD other than FreeBSD or PC-BSD, for that matter) running a full-blown DE. If it's not X-less, then it's usually a lightweight *box or tiling WM.

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RE[4]: Comment by ddc_
by zizban on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 16:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ddc_"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Want a screenshot of my desktop? I run Gnome 2 on OpenBSD.

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RE[4]: Comment by ddc_
by 0brad0 on Sat 5th Nov 2011 11:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ddc_"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Exactly!!
I've never seen a screenshot of OpenBSD (or any BSD other than FreeBSD or PC-BSD, for that matter) running a full-blown DE. If it's not X-less, then it's usually a lightweight *box or tiling WM.


Exactly what? Your comment makes zero sense. Just because you haven't seen such a screenshot doesn't mean I cannot setup my system with such a DE. Too many people make really stupid assumptions about OpenBSD as if it's not even possible to have a system setup with these bloated DE's.

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RE[4]: Comment by ddc_
by zima on Sun 6th Nov 2011 21:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ddc_"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If it's not X-less, then it's usually a lightweight *box or tiling WM.

One "lightweight *box" - Openbox - is, sort of, at the core of LXDE (even if this one's rather light & modular - essentially following *nix philosophy, one might say - it still shoots for DE status even via its name...)

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