[PC-BSD Testing] Did anyone catch this info on MidnightBSD?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Feb 1 07:16:09 PST 2011


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On 02/01/2011 09:58, Mike Bybee wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:
>> On 01/31/2011 11:16 PM, jmdennis @dslextreme.com wrote:
>>>
>>> If you scroll down a little bit on the link they talk about GhostBSD
>>> that wants to have an application installer like other distributions.
>>>
>>> http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20110124#news
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Arthur Koziol<A-Koziol at neiu.edu>  wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Lucas Holt has announced the release of MidnightBSD 0.3, an operating
>>>> system (forked from FreeBSD 6) with a goal of creating an easy-to-use
>>>> desktop environment with graphical ports management and system
>>>> configuration:...." (my bold)
>>>>
>>>> Wow. I haven't tried it yet but I wonder how handy a GUI managed port
>>>> system
>>>> would be for some people? I thought that was interested as it immediately
>>>> caught my eye. Just wanted to pass it along.
>>>>
>>>> Arthur
>>>>
>>
>> Isn't the app installer change the big thing in BSD 9.0?
>>
>> Arthur
> 
> CLANG and USB3 are the parts I know that I'm looking forward too...
> but I agree. Wouldn't it be *great* if someone were to come up with a
> nice, simple GUI for installing ports and packages? It'd be even nicer
> if it were based on a *current* FreeBSD, not FreeBSD 6.
> 
> Oh well. Guess I'm stuck with PC-BSD for now :)
> 
> 

I'm not opposed to including a port/pkg GUI of some type with PC-BSD, I
just don't personally have the time/interest in writing one from scratch
right now. If anybody wants to get a QT4 based one written, we'll
consider adding it to the control panel for 9 :)


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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems
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