FreeBSD support


#1

Did anyone try to use Juce on FreeBSD yet ?

I guess it should work as well as on linux isn’t it ?


#2

It should… gcc is for freebsd too, no? Even if it didn’t freebsd can run linux binaries so either way you should be fine.


#3

one day i’m gonna download a linux setup and ruddy well install it.

any recommendations? the last time i tried (one of the agnula versions) i had some ridiculous cyclical q&a on some pre-boot commandline style installer… went on for fucking hours going round in circles and i just gave up.

i’d love to have a nice linux dev partition…


#4

I’d recommend Ubuntu, it’s a joy to use. You might want to wait until june when the next version comes out before downloading though.


#5

These days I’ve been using VMWare to run Ubuntu - mcuh easier than actually installing it!


#6

So did nobody tried to compile Juce on freeBSD, NetBSD or OpenBSD ?

I just would like to make my app run on a system as light and customizable as possible, I installed a Debian but it’s really messy and full of stuff I don’t need.

I was used to NetBSD like five years ago, I liked it because it was a really small, nice and robust, althought the pthreads implementation were really a pain to use. Don’t know if it’s still the case.


#7

[quote=“haydxn”]
any recommendations? the last time i tried (one of the agnula versions) i had some ridiculous cyclical q&a on some pre-boot commandline style installer… [/quote]

SuSE 10 is currently my favourite, if only 'cos it is the first distro that managed to work with my laptop’s wireless nic without a week of headscratching on my behalf.


#8

[quote=“thomas”]So did nobody tried to compile Juce on freeBSD, NetBSD or OpenBSD ?

I just would like to make my app run on a system as light and customizable as possible, I installed a Debian but it’s really messy and full of stuff I don’t need.

I was used to NetBSD like five years ago, I liked it because it was a really small, nice and robust, althought the pthreads implementation were really a pain to use. Don’t know if it’s still the case.[/quote]

Have you given Gentoo a go? It’s a great streamlined “from source” distro that gives you complete control. IIRC the developer that started it came from BSD and the package management system is similar to the bsd ports.


#9

Ok, that sounds good to me, I’ll give it a try then


#10

I’ll be trying juce on solaris soon. sun claim it’s 100% source compatible with linux so should work.


#11

I used Suse a bit, use FreeBSD 6 for my server (thinking of going back to 4, don’t ask). DesktopBSD.net I use for main testing stuff, it uses FreeBSD 5 currently.


#12