Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Apr 2014 23:06 UTC, submitted by sheokand
PC-BSD

The PC-BSD project is developing its own desktop environment from scratch! The ultimate plan is for Lumina to become a full-featured, open-source desktop environment that may ultimately replace KDE as its default desktop environment.

A Phoronix reader, Ryan Bram, wrote in to share word on this new desktop environment being developed by the PC-BSD crew, the popular desktop-focused derivative of FreeBSD. This new desktop is called Lumina and is being developed as a home-grown desktop environment catered toward this BSD operating system.

While it's obviously cool, I wonder if it's a wise idea to undertake such a huge endeavour. I honestly doubt PC-BSD has the developers, testers, and users required for creating, maintaining, and improving an entire desktop environment.

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leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

Open source projects are not like a company where you can direct resources to anything you want. Whoever the authors are of this new DE, there is no way you would ever be able to tell them to write an Adobe CS competitor instead.

That said, why not Razor-Qt? http://razor-qt.org
Lightweight, Qt based, and already a lot of the groundwork is in place.

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nicubunu Member since:
2014-01-08

You seems to confuse "Open Source" with "community developed", there are a lot of Open Source projects where the key, or even the most, developers are hired by one or more companies.
Of course a company can hire people to work on a FOSS project and tell them what to work on.

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

Razor is merging into lxde as they're dropping gtk.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Razor-qt is being merged with LXDE: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Merge_LXDE-Qt_and_Razor-Qt

Edited 2014-04-25 12:20 UTC

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