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I think DesktopBSD would fare better using an alternate desktop environment like Gnome, IceWM or even Fluxbox, XFCE etc.
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How so? What's wrong with KDE?
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I think DesktopBSD would fare better using an alternate desktop environment like Gnome, IceWM or even Fluxbox, XFCE etc.
I think the DesktopBSD devs should pack in and join PC-BSD. DBSD userbase is just too small and the release cycle is slow as well.

Yes, I know, this has been discussed many times before, but it' would be nice to see DBSD join PC-BSD and then renamePC-BSD to DesktopBSD

United we're stronger.

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They only have Peter as their developer, and he doesn't seem like he will budge. Personally, I do think that the projects should merge, maybe by having an alternative PC-BSD version (which would basically be desktopbsd with PC-BSD tools and configuration) without the package management/installer (pbi) that PC-BSD has. I think their main thing is that they do not like the pbi system.
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Originally Posted by mogchr
They only have Peter as their developer, and he doesn't seem like he will budge. Personally, I do think that the projects should merge, maybe by having an alternative PC-BSD version (which would basically be desktopbsd with PC-BSD tools and configuration) without the package management/installer (pbi) that PC-BSD has. I think their main thing is that they do not like the pbi system.
DesktopBSD with PC-BSD tools and configuration would *be* PC-BSD :wink:

As for a merger, it isn't likely at the moment. There are philosophical differences between us, we have different goals too.

Even if we did merge, we wouldn't rename, we're not strong enough to carry a name change yet. We'd lose a lot of steam & mindshare as a result.
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Even if we did merge, we wouldn't rename, we're not strong enough to carry a name change yet. We'd lose a lot of steam & mindshare as a result.
You're right, Solarin, but i think DesktopBSD makes more sense: FreeBSD is for servers, PC-BSD for desktops.

But than again, "what's in a name"?

Let's wait and see what the future holds
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If I were to rename PC-BSD, I would pick a whole different name. First off, I wouldn't append or preppend "BSD" or "OS". It's too "geek". I would suggest names like "Go!" or "Fusion", or "Spark", etc...
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If I were to rename PC-BSD, I would pick a whole different name. First off, I wouldn't append or preppend "BSD" or "OS". It's too "geek". I would suggest names like "Go!" or "Fusion", or "Spark", etc...
A new name has to be unique as you need to register a web domain.
Fusion, Spark and Go have all been taken.
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DesktopBSD, to me, seems like a lost cause if they do not get some development help. Their releases come out too slow and it is far behind PC-BSD right now. 1.6 is not even out, even though it was supposed to be out October 2006. If they merge, we would only be gaining another developer, and their tools. I would like to see a merge, with no name change. But that won't realistically happen.
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