DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-03
Re: Daemon's Advocate article
Dan Melomedman wrote:
James Frazer wrote:
1. Too many strange choices & configurations
2. Needing to compile java to install Open Office (there was a lot of
hoop jumping for this)
3. Setting up printing wasn't so fun.
Welcome to Unix. It's a techie server operating system, not a desktop OS.
So far, KDE, GNOME, etc. are rigidly fitting into the Unix way of doing
things (technical and otherwise), and so all the troubles you mention.
On the other hand, Apple was successful at integrating Unix into a
desktop, but it's more of a desktop, not a server.
1. standard installer & package management
2. standard configuration & uniform config system
3. a bias towards ONE main (official) configuration (ie: no choice
between kde, gnome, or whatever).
If only we could all agree with each other. Before this is possible,
let's standardize some things in BSDs essential components first, across
all BSDs. Yeah, I can dream.
Efforts are progressing on this front, but not too much. If I
recall correctly, Wasabi Systems started a bsd-api-discuss@ list
for discussing things that concern all BSDs, but it has been
ages since I followed that list.
Hiten Pandya (hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)