Re: Desktop environment
2011/10/9 David Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I'm planning to install X and a desktop environment on my wheezy kfreebsd system. From the thread about gnome-terminal, I'm thinking to stay away from gnome for now. What about kde - are the base packages fairly stable? Or should I use a light environment like XFC (I think that's the name of it)?
If you want something fairly stable, you should really stay with
Squeeze. On GNU/kFreeBSD the userbase is very small, so critical
issues are A LOT more likely to migrate from Sid unnoticed. OTOH we
could use some help in proof-testing Wheezy and detecting new bugs.
I use Xfce on Squeeze and it works almost perfect. I use
gnome-terminal for now (Squeeze version still works) but may switch to
xfce4-terminal eventually. I start X using xinit because I didn't
find any suitable *DM (gdm3 mostly works, but it crashes some times).
As Xfce developers tend to be more concerned about portability, I
expect breakage is less likely to happen there, even on Wheezy.