[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 8.1 RC1 - thoughts and ideas

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Jul 6 15:10:44 PDT 2010


On 07/06/2010 4:51 PM, Mike Bybee wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Gerard van Essen <gvanessen at gmail.com 
> <mailto:gvanessen at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I've tested RC1 and here's some feedback
>
>     - generally very stable, though KDE crashed twice, but that could
>     be due to the motherboard (Dell Optiplex GX620 with integrated
>     Intel graphics).
>
>     - KDE doesn't seem to be as responsive as Kubuntu 10.04 on the
>     same spec machine, but KDE has always been slightly slower on
>     PC-BSD/FreeBSD
>
>     - in the keyboard section of the installer, the keyboards in the
>     preferred layout list are not in alphabetic order; most are, apart
>     from the bottom 9.
>
>     - should we not have just one "localisation" 'tab' in the
>     Installer? Currently there's a step for language, keyboard and
>     time. These can be easily be consolidated in a "localisation"
>     section. This will reduce the number of steps and clicks to
>     install PC-BSD.
>
>     - in the main menu (under applications) there's a "development"
>     menu. Since PC-BSD is geared towards everyday PC users, I doubt
>     whether many will ever use any of the applications in there. These
>     can/should be installed by PBI.
>
>     What do you think?
>
>     Gerard
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> I actually like the development tab and use it regularly - I'd vote to 
> keep it. Realistically very few actual 'end users' use PC-BSD, but a 
> lot of devs do.

Isn't the Development tab part of KDE's doing?

Arthur
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