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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RE[3]: It actually makes sense
by Morgan on Sat 26th Apr 2014 17:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It actually makes sense"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

So what existing init do you like? Or should I say, what existing init do you hate the least?

Personally I'm partial to the BSD-style init that Slackware uses; I just "get it" but that may be because I've been using Slackware off and on since around 1999.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The ones I like are Upstart and daemontools/runit. OpenBSD's init style is also nice and simple although perhaps a bit rudimentary.

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