DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2011-01
Re: Comments on pkgsrc and DragonFly
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