[PC-BSD Testing] no download button for gnome PBI?

Matt Olander matt at ixsystems.com
Thu Jan 14 12:15:34 PST 2010

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Mike Bybee <mbybee at dometrilogy.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Matt Olander <matt at ixsystems.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Stephan Assmus <superstippi at gmx.de>
>> wrote:
>> > With all the mentioning of Gnome... is that like a completely supported
>> > alternative to using KDE on PC-BSD? Can it be installed without
>> > installing
>> > KDE at all? Did you guys write some custom panels for Gnome as well?
>> > I've
>> > heard that PC-BSD has some custom configuration panels for KDE, but it's
>> > been a while since I may have read that. ;-)
>> Not exactly. We ship with KDE/Fluxbox by default and all of our tools
>> are qt based. Since Gnome is gtk, it's a lot more difficult for us to
>> integrate many of the cool things that make PC-BSD worthwhile.
>> However, that said, it *is* a FreeBSD system, so any window manager
>> can be run but we can only focus our developer efforts on a couple,
>> and we prefer they are qt-friendly :)
>> best,
>> -matt
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> This is what I'm hoping to help with - I'm a Gnome/WindowMaker fan, so I
> would like to get my PBI-foo strong enough to get a fully functional Gnome
> PBI out there, as well as a WM PBI. It's not in the scope of the official
> project, but I think that as a volunteer-based effort it's in the theme :D

Most definitely! Thanks, Mike :)


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