Plans for after FreeBSD-5.3-RELEASE.
Jose M Rodriguez
josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es
Wed Sep 22 06:33:55 PDT 2004
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 15:03:08 +0200, Michael Nottebrock
<michaelnottebrock at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 September 2004 12:46, Jose M Rodriguez wrote:
>> - Plans to work and standard FreeBSD way to X11
>> + An implementation guide common to x11/gnome/kde (document ->
>> article | handbook)
>> - 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 easy thenmeing 'a la FreeBSD'.
> I'm rather sceptical about those. You need to remember that FreeBSD
> isn't a
> commercial linux distribution with their own art department and people
> specialise in enforcing a common look'n'feel.
I don't think so. And we doesn't have the resources of, let say,
Also, FreeBSD gnome, kde and x11 projects are, more o less, independent.
> If this should really happen, we'd need more than just a few new scripts
> we'd need a team of people dedicated to make it work, keep it working and
> deal with the constant flaming of users that don't like the new common
And, as we haven't a splendit car, we can't even walk.
I'm talking about simple and reallistik thinks like:
- Have a simple document about how xinit, xdm, and so must work.
- What to put in ~/.login or /.profile, and what in ~/.xprofile
- who to use ~/.xinitrc and know when gdm/kdm/xdm must use it.
- Try to reuse the basic xinit/xdm config from gdm/kdm.
- Try to get a real failsafe X login.
- Try to get the same defaults colours and font on xterms ...
> My own humble opinion is that it is probably more realistic to do those
> in your specific project where you're in control anyway. Unifying the big
> desktop environments is a big task, and so far I'm not aware of any
> which managed to do it without more or less taking the look&feel of one
> stomping it on the other (for example, Redhat went mostly for GNOME, SuSE
> mostly went for KDE).
Agree. This is not the point.
>> + 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
>> * /etc/rc.d/xserver. Xserver init for XDMCP (XTerminal)
>> * /etc/rc.d/xinit. Special init via xinit.
> Those things are probably doable.
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