So would syspatch (for core) and pkg_add -u (for third party progs) generally suffice for a desktop setup? (I've not used Arch).Head_on_a_Stick wrote:@ruffwoof, use -current for a desktop system and stay on top of the API changes, it becomes just like Arch then
Also, people are expecting screenshots here rather than a discussion so...
OpenBSD 6.2 with jwm and pcmanfm --desktop
Large date/clock is one gkrellm, another (showing CPU usage/pulsing bar) gkrellm in bottom left sized to blend in with the reduced width tray (running programs show as icons starting to just right of that), so that still visible when programs are maximised.
Up/Down arrows just right of radiotray (left of tray clock/calendar) is for sound up/down i.e. keybinds and tray buttons (in ~/.jwmrc) of
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<TrayButton popup="" icon="/usr/local/share/icons/Adwaita/48x48/actions/view-sort-ascending.png">exec:mixerctl outputs.master=-12</TrayButton> <TrayButton popup="" icon="/usr/local/share/icons/Adwaita/48x48/actions/view-sort-descending.png">exec:mixerctl outputs.master=+12</TrayButton>
<Key mask="C" key="Down">exec:mixerctl outputs.master=-12</Key>
Print screen is set to capture screen to mtpaint after a 3 sec delay
<Key mask="" key="Print">exec:sleep 3;mtpaint -s</Key>
Clock in tray is set so left click acts as showdesktop toggle and right click activates the menu (in keeping with how right clicking osmo offers calendar/notes ...etc and right clicking libreoffice -quickstart offers word processor, spreadsheet ... etc.).
I've no shutdown option as running as user that doesn't have the authority to shutdown, a quick press of the PC's power button triggers a shutdown action. xenodm is set to autlogin as user.
As Head_on_a_Stick says, runs very quiet/light/cool. htop shows 0% for all 4 of my cores when the PC is idle. All works fine with my hardware (Acer Aspire 2GB AMD Phenom Quad with Radeon ATI HD3200). Wasn't so good when I had a nvidia 8600GT pci plugged in/being used (worked but graphics such as moving windows around were a little sluggish), so I just removed that and fell back to using the onboard ATI which works fine (OK video playback, moving windows around ...etc.).