Subject: Desktop application agenda
To: None <>
From: =?UTF-8?B?UHJ6ZW15c8WCYXcgUGF3ZcWCY3p5aw==?= <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/13/2007 03:05:29
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Disposition: inline
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit


I'd like to know if a few desktop flavors of NetBSD were
debated during "setting future development" session of some sort. What
"policy" in this matter, if ever, emerged from the talks or

Once I envisioned a few CDs with GTK+1.2, GTK+2.x, GNOME, and KDE. Of
my interest are the first two of them. They are relatively low on
resources on older machines. But as I pointed in recent thread of
mine (Re: new website with mplayer binaries) both "flavors" should be
supplemented with a few new apps or old apps with new functions. For
example - e-mail readers _must_ be equipped with two basic options -
cryptography and spell-checker abilities.

Another item. NetBSD comes with a lot of editors but it lacks "tea"
application. I'm not going to fight wars which one is better but I used
EPM (OS/2), THE (OS/2, Rexx), Gvim, and Windows MED (excellent). In my
opinion no unix editor can beat up Windows shareware editors like MED
in ease of use. The only editor from unix world which offers similar
functionality and "friendly" attitudes is tea

Tea was compiled for FreeBSD so it could be ported to NetBSD without

These are my long awaited applications I need. I'd like to hear your
thoughts on the subjects.

Przemysław Pawełczyk <>

Content-Type: application/pgp-signature

Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (NetBSD)