Subject: Re: Desktop application agenda
To: =?ISO-8859-2?Q?Przemys=B3aw_Pawe=B3czyk?= <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/13/2007 05:01:03
On 4/13/07, Przemysław Pawełczyk <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> discussions.

NetBSD is an operating system with a rather minimal set of
applications that allow it to function in some sort of way. You're
talking about application stuff. This is within the realm of pkgsrc,
not NetBSD. It's got nothing to do with the base NetBSD system. NetBSD
doesn't have to "decide" any of this stuff about desktops and
applications. If you want them, add them yourself. If they aren't in
pkgsrc, then work on getting them in there. Period.

I hate to say it, but I've been reading a lot of your emails and in
many of them you make assertions about how things should be, but you
lack a fundamental understanding of what the project really is. It's
not trying to be Linux or some other bloated, misguided distribution
of some group of software. If that's what you want it to be, you can
make it that way yourself. NetBSD should remain mostly how it is, in
my opinion.

It's not trying to be the be all, end all operating system because
there is no such thing.