Alright, January is already almost over, so there's not much use in wishing my readers a happy new year, right? I wanted to have this month's blog post out much earlier and in fact wanted to write about a completely different topic. But after January 27th it was pretty obvious for me what I'd have to … Continue reading School, exams and… BSD!
Another year of blogging comes to an end. It has been quite full of *BSD stuff so that I'd even say: Regarding this blog it has been a BSD year. This was not actually planned but isn't a real surprise, either. I've not given up on Linux (which I use on a daily basis as … Continue reading Top things that I missed in 2015
2014 is nearly over and for the last post this year I have something special for you again. Last year I posted an interview with the EDE developer and I thought that another interview would conclude this year of blogging quite fine. In the previous post I reviewed Nanolinux (and two years ago XFDOS). Since … Continue reading An interview with the Nanolinux developer
It has been more than two years since I wrote about XFDOS, a graphical FreeDOS distribution with the FLTK toolkit and some applications for it (the project's home is here.) Mr. Potthast didn't stop after this achievement however. Soon afterwards he published Nanolinux. And now I finally found the time to re-visit the world of … Continue reading Tiny to the extreme: Nanolinux
[UPDATE 06/2016: The project has changed its name and is now known as PacBSD. I'll leave the rest of the post as-is.] Today's post will deal with ArchBSD, a rather young project which brings the familiar Arch way to the FreeBSD world. Edit: Sorry for the delay in making this post public. Just like with … Continue reading Taking a look at ArchBSD
We're going to examine 7 toolkits in just a minute after discussing how to deal with this topic. These 7 are: Qt4GKT+3GTK+2GNUstepFOXOpenMotifFLTKAnd then there's of corse a comparison. Some people say that Linux is all about is choice. True or not: When it comes to toolkits, it's usually the programmers who have to make a … Continue reading Linux GUI toolkits
The last blog post was a little introduction to toolkits in general - now it's time for a truly special case! While it doesn't really fit completely with what we're doing here, it's close enough to provide a fine example. (That and I like it enough to think that it deserves some more attention outside … Continue reading An extraordinary TK example!
This is the final part of our desktop testing series. We'll deal with the rather exotic desktop environments in this entry. Most of them are built on top of some unusual toolkits. These are: OpenCDE (Motif) CDE (Motif) Equinox Desktop Environment 2 (FLTK) Étoilé (GNUStep) Mezzo (?) For test criteria and the basic Arch system, … Continue reading Linux desktop comparison (pt. 5): Exotic DEs