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

Alexander Eremin alexander.r.eremin at gmail.com
Wed May 15 12:36:47 CEST 2013

this is really great news!
Didn't play with LXDE a long time, but would like to agree with this choice, this is good 
small alternative for Gnome.


On 15.05.2013, at 13:28, Gabriele Bulfon <gbulfon at sonicle.com> 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.
> Gabriele Bulfon - Sonicle S.r.l.
> Tel +39 028246016 Int. 30 - Fax +39 028243880
> via Santa Maria Valle 3 - 20123 - Milano - Italy
> http://www.sonicle.com
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