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Re: *PLEASE READ* Re: Two NetBSDs: from Desktop NetBSD needs your help
> > It's this part which scares me most - there're horrible examples how
> > flashy GUI config tools can screw an otherwise decent OS. The first which
> > comes to mind is SuSE's yast.
> Its also the area that concerns me. I assume you'll be watching
> Phase 2 with interest to ensure your concerns are met?
Yes, definitely. That's the main issue for me. Actually I like the idea of
having Desktop NetBSD :)
> > There's another thing, too. I don't quite like the phrase "Given a NetBSD
> > CD and a reasonably modern x86 computer...". What about those who use
> > something different than x86?
> Then you will only benefit from some of the changes. If
> you are using a machine which not powerful enough to handle
> the gnome desktop (even a low end x86), then you would need
> to select a different desktop environment. Its quite likely
> the netbsd-desktop install option will only be available
> on i386 and amd64 initially, but quite a lot of the
> infrastructure changes will benefit anyone who chooses to
> install the relevant packages, no matter what arch.
Agree. I mean it'd be nice if the desktop is simple enough to be used on
other archs too (Alpha, MIPS, you name it). If the idea is to have a desktop
for people who need the job done, then probably they won't be from the x86
Aside from that, I wouldn't choose Gnome for a very simple reason - it
depends on a damn lot of other packages. This deserves a separate thread, I
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