FreeBSD Developer Summit: Desktop Working Group

Nov 2


This session will cover items related to running FreeBSD on the desktop. We will discuss efforts by the ports/package teams, PC-BSD, and other related consumers trying to improve the FreeBSD desktop experience.

If you would like to participate, contact the working group chairs below and CC devsummit@. You will be then added to this page. Please include a list of things you want to talk about or the areas you are interested in. This helps us in planning the session and to bring people together with common interests.

It is possible to bring in people who cannot attend in person via video conference or chat tools. Notes during the session will be published later on for the whole community to see what we discussed.


Our goal will be to identify where FreeBSD is still weak in the desktop arena, and delegate items to the person or teams best suited to improving upon them.

In particular, we would like to cover the following topics. This is not an exhaustive list and if you feel there is something missing that you want to talk about, contact one of the session chairs and we will include your topic here. Note that the numbering of the topics does not represent an ordering or importance indication of any kind, but rather a reference to the second table with the "topic of interest" column.



Topic Description

Status Update

Discuss current ongoing efforts, to bring the group up to speed: PC-BSD, porting teams, driver work, upcoming enhancements to FreeBSD


Discuss areas needing improvement: video support, wifi support, misc driver support, graphical utilities, applications needing porting or improvements, misc

Wrap-up and Assignment

Identify which items are feasible, establish some targets or timeframes, identify persons or teams best suited to work on project, identify interested consumers to help test or direct project

Note: General presentations about work you have done that does not require further discussions should be submitted for the FreeBSD Developer Summit track at EuroBSDcon (see general developer summit page).


In order to attend you need register for the developer summit as well as by email for the session and be confirmed by the working group organizer. Follow the guidelines described on the main page or what you received by email. For questions or if in doubt ask the session chairs.

Please do NOT add yourself here. Your name will appear automatically once you received the confirmation email. You need to put your name on the general developer summit attendees list though.



Username / Affiliation

Topics of Interest






DevSummit/201211/Desktop (last edited 2021-04-25T08:26:35+0000 by JethroNederhof)