I am all for the Idea of considering PC-BSD FreeBSD's Officially
I assume that is what we are aiming for here. one thing I am a little
confused about though.
We're aiming for giving PC-BSD users a choice of desktop (at least
that's what my PBI aims to do). We're not trying to change PC-BSD, just
leverage what they have already created for people who would like a
This is something that I've been asked about a fair amount. Lots of
people love PC-BSD, but want to be able to run Gnome on it before
they'll commit. (And most of them don't want to compile themselves). By
having a PBI available of Gnome, we can now offer BSD desktops to a
different segment of the community which are Gnome enthusiasts.
One thing I mentioned to Joe is possibly with the next version of PC-BSD
later this summer, we could offer the Gnome PBI on our ISO / CDs, that
way during the install a user could choose "Gnome" to have it available
right at first boot. This may help further satisfy a need in the
community, where a user could have a Gnome desktop setup in just a few
Kris more mentioned to me once that, one of the reasons why
portupgrade -ar would not work well on PC-BSD is because, hal was
patched. I am not sure of the details. but could we pull this patch
back into FreeBSD , so that portupgrade -ar would not mess up PC-BSD?
PC-BSD uses the ports collection at this point. The patch to which he
referred was pulled into the official hal port.
Correct, once that patch was pulled into HAL then PC-BSD became just
regular ports again, nothing stopping you from modifying to your hearts