Over the past several weeks I’ve been working with the FreeBSD Gnome team as well as PCBSD to resolve many issues that would allow Gnome3, Cinnamon, and Mate to work better out of the box with PCBSD. The result has been the inclusion of Gnome3, Cinnamon, Mate directly into what will become the 10.0 release of PCBSD. This for me is a major achievement in itself!
Thanks of course to Kris Moore, Ken Moore, and others of PCBSD. I would also like to thank Koop Mast, Gustau Pérez of the FreeBSD Gnome team, and others for making this possible. In addition thanks to the creators of poudriere, and pkgng as well, and others for providing the tools to make this easier.
This does not mean that pkgdemon will be shutting down. Instead it will focus on development packages. As a result I will be discontinuing the install now guides upon the final release of PCBSD 10.0, and no longer focusing on desktop usage, or tutorials for the foreseeable future for this project.
Despite this change having packages of development ports has been instrumental in helping me test these desktops to help track down, and fix problems. Which in turn has helped me to get issues resolved more quickly. Which in turn is what allowed me to be able to keep up enough to assist in committing these desktops to PCBSD. Therefore pkgdemon has still proven itself to me to be useful in that way as a tool, and I will continue to enhance how it works.
Over the next few weeks I will be transitioning the site in order to improve the experience of finding information, and grabbing the repository files. Stay tuned for more improvements.