[OpenIndiana-discuss] Userland questions?

ken mays maybird1776 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 21 14:02:00 UTC 2010


The lite desktop environments like XFCE and LXDE are available through http://dlc.sun.com/osol and some in IPS.

Officially, "The OpenSolaris Desktop is a secure and comprehensive enterprise desktop software solution for Solaris that combines the best of open source innovation from various communities such as GNOME, and Firefox."

KDE 4.5.1 is available through the KDE4Solaris project IPS if you want an alternative "heavyweight" solution as well.

~ Ken Mays

--- On Tue, 9/21/10, Gary Driggs <gdriggs at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Gary Driggs <gdriggs at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Userland questions?
> To: "openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>
> Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 9:16 AM
> On Sep 20, 2010, Michael Kerpan
> wrote:
> > Also, is OpenIndiana planning on sticking with GNOME
> or are they
> > going to be looking at moving to something a bit
> lighter?
> It's currently the "Java desktop" flavor of GNOME that's
> been around for seven or so years now inspired, IIRC, by a
> preview of GNOME 1.4 on a Solaris 8 CD. But others have
> confirmed that the KDE packages for Solaris install &
> work just as well. 
> Xfce.org says Solaris is an official target & I'm
> seeing lots of older pkgs for both x86 & SPARC but
> nothing newer than 2007. But it looks as if some spec files
> were issued for LXDE so it might be the easier of the two to
> get installed... http://wiki.lxde.org/en/OpenSolaris
> q.v. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSolaris_Desktop for
> more background.
> -Gary


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