[XStreamOS-discuss] Sonicle XStreamOS repo and XStream Desktop in progress

Paolo Marcheschi paolo.marcheschi at ftgm.it
Wed May 15 14:45:27 CEST 2013

That's Great !
So this will be a  Desktop alternative distribution to OI ?

Since It is based on Illumos It could be the "reboot" we are looking for ?

I'm looking forward to try the Desktop version of XtreamOS.


On 05/15/13 11:28 AM, Gabriele Bulfon wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> at Sonicle we've almost finished rebuilding a brand new IPS repo with updated packages from
> latest illumos kernel, updated userland components, X11 1.13.1, updated pkg commands.
> We wanted to rebuild everything from available sources, to remove any possible dependency
> from old packages derived from OI.
> This repo will be available soon on our public pkg.sonicle.com/xstreamos publisher, then a pkg update
> will do the job over any previous XStreamOS installation.
> Then, I'd like to announce that we're also working on a Desktop version of XStreamOS.
> We've chosen, first, do deliver the LXDE desktop as a lightweight frontend.
> So we have already packaged all the gnome and other dependencies in our userland.
> The desktop already works, and is nice.
> To make it usable, we're packaging all the typical application one may need on a fresh install
> (file manager, text editor, calculator, terminal, and so on).
> We've also already packaged both Firefox 20.0.1 and Thunderbird 17.0.5, and they work great on illumos.
> We have plan to pre-package open-office or libre-office, pdf readers, media apps and so on.
> We would like your suggestions for what you would expect to have on a Desktop distro of XStreamOS.
> Thanks!
> Gabriele Bulfon.
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