Plans for after FreeBSD-5.3-RELEASE.

Jose M Rodriguez josemi at
Wed Sep 22 03:46:39 PDT 2004


After test FreeBSD-5.3-BETA5 + current ports, I'm very glad with how it's  
worked out.

But I'm not convince about how X11, gnome and kde works together.

I've to develop a NetWS / Kiosk for a customer and need to work on this.

Is anyone interested on that?

My TODO List is now by that:

  - Plans for moving/merging X11 config form /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/ to  
	+ seems to be most Linux/Unix trends
	+ easier WS setup.

  - Plans to work and standard FreeBSD way to X11
	+ An implementation guide common to x11/gnome/kde (document -> article |  
	+ FreeBSD specific support for xinit/xdm config (~/.xinitrc ...)
	+ rcNG support for x11
		* /etc/rc.d/xdm.  operative and valid for gdm/kdm/xdm
		* /etc/rc.d/xfs?  we need a font server with libXFT trends?
		* /etc/rc.d/xserver.  Xserver init for XDMCP (XTerminal)
		* /etc/rc.d/xinit.  Special init via xinit.

  - Plans to work on a FreeBSD 'feeling'. Same fonts, ...
	+ tweaks to apps-defaults, gnome and kde config.
	+ common process of resources. Xresources , Xmodmap, ...

  - Plans to specific support for NetBooting. NetWS, XTerminals, Kiosk

  - Plans to specific support easy thenmeing 'a la FreeBSD'.

Any sugestion on this is welcome.


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