Solved Is Lumina considered stable?

inf3rno

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I'd like to try out something different than KDE. I already know MATE and XFCE, but I never tried Lumina. Is it worth it?
 

Dogers

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Greetings !

I never tried it myself, but I think I will give it a try soon, since it is a DE that was originally developed for BSD it could be interesting indeed. Maybe you will find the following topic useful concerning Lumina :

 

drhowarddrfine

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This just sounds like Linux' distro hopping. Just use one of the well known desktops and get your work done.
 

Dogers

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I built it form x11/lumina yesterday and honestly it was disappointing. Better stay with lightweight alternative like xcfe4 for instance, it works quite well on FreeBSD. Since TrueOS has been abandoned they probably start to adapt it to the Linux ecosystem (with their Project Trident distro). Maybe it was better before that, but for now it just something between a simple window manager like icewm and a Desktop Environment. And honestly, to get something like that I really prefer staying on icewm or xfce4, these are "finished product" and well known. As for the stability part of lumina, I cannot talk I have not tested long enough.
 

shkhln

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Lumina has fallen into a typical hobby project trap: lack of focus. Only fun things are getting done, such as starting new utilities or chasing new shiny things with rewrites. There is no effort spent on code quality, testing, bug fixes, polishing UX or documentation. It's going to be abandoned once there is enough technical debt. It actually already looks half way there considering that it currently receives very few commits.

Since TrueOS has been abandoned they probably start to adapt it to the Linux ecosystem (with their Project Trident distro).
There is barely any FreeBSD specific code in Lumina. TrueOS / PC-BSD config utilities predate it.
 
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inf3rno

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I built it form x11/lumina yesterday and honestly it was disappointing. Better stay with lightweight alternative like xcfe4 for instance, it works quite well on FreeBSD. Since TrueOS has been abandoned they probably start to adapt it to the Linux ecosystem (with their Project Trident distro). Maybe it was better before that, but for now it just something between a simple window manager like icewm and a Desktop Environment. And honestly, to get something like that I really prefer staying on icewm or xfce4, these are "finished product" and well known. As for the stability part of lumina, I cannot talk I have not tested long enough.
Okay, thanks! Then I don't waste my time on it.
 

Samuel Venable

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Lumina is stable in my experience though i didn't give it a long trial period, so whatever that could mean may not be valid. I do know as a DE it looks very basic, ugly, and boots up with historical and religious quotes that some people might not appreciate being bombarded with every time they boot their machine, but I don't mind it personally.
 
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