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Which is a pity then, at the end of day we still don't have a usable desktop. Blaming Linux for bad code or wrong decisions does't help either.cpm said:Good advocacy for a FreeBSD demand, @vanessa, but is a mystery today to know why developers are not enough interested to work in such DEs. The law of supply & demand doesn't work here as it's supposed that usually works. Seems that there are miles and miles of millions reasons to say "NO".
And a very hard one! I can't even imagine replacing my OS X with GNOME, KDE or co. right now. The gap is still huge!cpm said:I guess the developers have to approach to user's demand(s), but how do that? Well, be one of them is a good start
It even doesn't need those applications. What is more important is that graphics, sound, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, video, mounting, CD burning, etc. work out of the box. If you start to compile GNOME or KDE you get so many "cute" options: ALSA, GStreamer, PulseAudio, VLC, oh hold on please - I need weeks to "plumb up" the "right" choice and combination, then configure them properly. It's really a mess.kpedersen said:Gnome 2 used to work quite well with FreeBSD around 7.x era. Then this stuff with dbus etc... caused it to go downhill.
A full desktop environment is so darn time consuming. I tried it with OpenCDE. However, if we only focus on FreeBSD and each do a couple of applications each, perhaps we can get something good in ports in about 6 months if all the developers who frequent this forum chip in?
So what are you working with on a day-by-day basis?TiberiusDuval said:GNOME3? Not having that available for FreeBSD is not a very great loss, in my opinion. I cannot say which one I loathe more, Windows 8's Modern UI or GNOME3, I have tested both, and came to conclusion that I will not either install Windows 8 or any Linux distro having GNOME3 as default DE.