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

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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by Poseidon on Fri 25th Apr 2014 01:47 UTC
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Hopefully it is a great desktop, and as long as it stays away from anything related to GNOME I'm all down for it.

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by judgen on Fri 25th Apr 2014 10:49 in reply to "Awesome"
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I agree, i am not a GTK3 fan.

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by hobgoblin on Fri 25th Apr 2014 15:42 in reply to "Awesome"
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Anything touched by RH seems to turn into sewage these days.

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