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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Great idea!! PC-BSD guys I love you!!!
by sergio on Sat 26th Apr 2014 16:40 UTC
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I'm a huge fan of KDE3, I'm using it everyday at work but It's difficult to find new software for it, very difficult to mantain... I'd love to use a new updated dekstop simple, lightweight and KDE/QT based. A dream come true.

Go go PC-BSD!!! Hope you the best. ;)

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