A brief Summary of in 2013

Last year I have wrote an blog post call Summary of the GhostBSD problem in 2012, This year I decide wrote an other post that to Summarize 2013. 2013 was the year were I have made test experimentation with GhostBSD and it help me to defined what GhostBSD should focus on. This was a hard year to to have lots to do alone, with all the burden I had for myself, I had forgot GhostBSD was about having the best desktop experience for a BSD Desktop. Not having a bunch of desktop that does not work correctly with BSD, for the moment the only Desktop other then KDE that work well with BSD is MATE. I have try to deliver a bunch a choice for desktop that cause me more problem to solve and it not healthy for young project with no hand power to work on all those desktop. Yup 2013 is the year were I realize that GhostBSD need get back on the track with why I have created this project, which is to be well integrated desktop the FreeBSD echo system and to have friendly, current and stable look, which GhostBSD was going outside of this direction. MATE have forge back this direction to the project in 2013.

The team had slowly started to get back on is feet in the end of 2013. GhostBSD 3.5 have help GhostBSD to shape what it should be. 2013 was a good year for GhostBSD, but had struggle because of its collection of desktop supported and it is reflecting lot of decision made for GhostBSD 4.0.



The best BSD desktop experience will be difficult for Ghost... to execute in the shadow of DesktopBSD. The sheer stabilty, boot up time, hardware optimization, hardware detection was so far ahead of it's time, it's not easy not to lament, and wonder, where would DesktopBSD be today? Image a modern one based on FreeBSD 10.0 or Bitrig? As good as the merits of FreeBSD might be, as a base. I'm not convinced that it's the optimal choice for GhostBD's future. kFreeBSd is so much faster than FreeBSD it would appear that the offspring sprang past the master. Being that other aspiring projects are offering cross platform software support as well as a plethora of repositories that support multiple extensions, I think the time has come for GhostBSD to be bolder and utilize kFreeBSD as base. Packaged with Mate, GhostBSD would be capable of accessing both Debian and FreeBSD packages. Of-course, that would consist of putting back Wifimgr and the rest of that BSD good stuff and if the kitchen ain't too hot, one can add access to NetBNetBSD repositories, too.

Almost forgot, what happened to Gnome-Mplayer being the default media player?
It's way better than VLC

***Excuse the writing, this was done on small screen cell phone.

kFreeBSD is no longer maintained by Debian. It was effectively killed.

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