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.

Thread beginning with comment 587515
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Awesome
by Poseidon on Fri 25th Apr 2014 01:47 UTC
Poseidon
Member since:
2009-10-31

Hopefully it is a great desktop, and as long as it stays away from anything related to GNOME I'm all down for it.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Awesome
by judgen on Fri 25th Apr 2014 10:49 in reply to "Awesome"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

I agree, i am not a GTK3 fan.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE: Awesome
by hobgoblin on Fri 25th Apr 2014 15:42 in reply to "Awesome"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

Anything touched by RH seems to turn into sewage these days.

Reply Parent Score: 3