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by kraileth
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: GhostBSD and OpenRC
Replies: 50
Views: 23374

Re: GhostBSD and OpenRC

Thanks for the info and the reply kraileth. Please understand I wasn't disagreeing with what you said. No problem, I didn't read your post like that. I just wanted to point out that you had misunderstood the stability issue. But hey, this is GhostBSD and not some sort of sect - if you should disagr...
by kraileth
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: GhostBSD and OpenRC
Replies: 50
Views: 23374

Re: GhostBSD and OpenRC

But if changing to OpenRC means a break from FreeBSD ecosystem then definitely forget about it. [...] A great OS is stable, secure and has good performance on run time, not a quick boot up time OS that breaks after every update. Going down the OpenRC road would not mean that the OS breaks on every ...
by kraileth
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: GhostBSD and OpenRC
Replies: 50
Views: 23374

Re: GhostBSD and OpenRC

Some kind of parallelization of init tasks would certainly be a valuable addition for a desktop oriented project like GhostBSD.! I disagree here. Yes a shorter boot time would be valuable, but the cost would be a loss of compatibility with the FreeBSD ecosystem, something we live of top of, that wo...
by kraileth
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Memory comparisons
Replies: 15
Views: 9169

Re: Memory comparisons

Technically speaking is written in C++, in practice is really written in C and compiled with a C++ compiler. ;) Ah, I see. Fair enough! That actually increases the chance that I will be able to understand parts of it as that's exactly the kind of "c++" that I've written in the past. :lol: SD card r...
by kraileth
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Memory comparisons
Replies: 15
Views: 9169

Re: Memory comparisons

Yes I use and love FLTK, and there is a tool already ready which I wrote myself: a tool to trasfer ISO/IMG files to USB stick and/or SD card, most likely it will be firstly deployed on next GhostBSD; the tool is supposed to detect the memory stick by monitoring the "plug in" action. That's looking ...
by kraileth
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Memory comparisons
Replies: 15
Views: 9169

Re: Memory comparisons

Thanks kraileth, your ranking looks fine to me. By the way, EDE (Equinox Desktop Environment) is also a good candidate for a next minimal ISO. I've been hesitant to propose this myself but now that you've done so: This would be awesome! FLTK is a great toolkit (I read in another thread that you lik...
by kraileth
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: GhostBSD and OpenRC
Replies: 50
Views: 23374

Re: GhostBSD and OpenRC

Yes, TrueOS has improved boot times considerably with one of the latest updates. I've followed the announcement from Kris Moore that they'd move towards OpenRC with interest and I've tested a new version with OpenRC (after using TrueOS with the old bsd-init for some time). IMO it is a good thing tha...
by kraileth
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Memory comparisons
Replies: 15
Views: 9169

Re: Memory comparisons

You can configure Xfce to be somewhat of a memory hog (Xubuntu comes to mind) and you can use a very light MATE DE. In general Xfce is lighter on Linux as well. How much really depends on the distribution and what they do to make things "pretty". It's even some more month older than the blog post me...
by kraileth
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Packages Requests for GhostBSD
Replies: 20
Views: 9763

Re: Packages Requests for GhostBSD

Here are some of mine (rebuilt my system shortly so I most likely don't have everything that I need installed, yet): Audacity - A utility to manipulate audio files Chromium - Open source version of Google's browser (it works less and less reliably on FreeBSD but it makes sense to keep it around when...
by kraileth
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Awesome Window Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 2545

Re: Awesome Window Manager

Hi Prince! Apperently there has been an official GhostBSD release with just a window manager in the past. However that was quite some years ago (GhostBSD 3.5 era!) and the wm was Openbox. As far as I know it was dropped because maintaining too many flavors was simply too much work. In general there'...