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Re: Comments on pkgsrc and DragonFly

From: Chris Turner <c.turner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 03:07:56 -0500

On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 11:39:54PM -0500, Stephane Russell wrote:
> So at most,
> BSD forks can only be used seriously as strong servers. That's how I'm
> using dfly.


Most of the things that don't work tend to be either:

  - obscure corners of 'thick' desktop environments  
    (e.g. what do you mean I cant reencode video format APQYX from
     the media center plugin for qwertyfoo)
  - new, and primarily coded for linux and linux only
  - system interfacing things (e.g. interfacing with hardware at a low level)
  - os / memory / thread interfacing things (e.g. language interpreters 
    that do funky things with memory / pointers / threads)

General, traditional, classic 'Unix' stuff just works period.

I'm using DragonFly almost exclusively - where I'm not is a requirement
or due to wanting to have a machine for porting the stuff from the above.

Use text files. Use traditional apps. Use an 'X workstation' and not
a 'open source desktop'. Youll be fine.

Yes - lots of user apps don't work. They're also fairly trivial to port.

Its not an 'out of the box polished' kind of thing. But then - linux
wasn't 5 years agao - and unix never has been. Neither is a notebook
and a pencil.

Still totally usable for end user apps.. 

just restructure the viewpoint/expectations. 

probably good for ppl psychically anyway


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