Originally Posted by jrl1357
Its just a kernel... Which has little too do with shells or display system. You can run x on windows even to a limited amount. The kernel really doesn't determine if it's a GUI/CLI OS
In all fairness, the kernel has everything to do with the display system. If the support for the display system isn't in kernel, the software won't build or run. Meaning you don't have a graphical desktop (no GUI). Last time I checked, it was very basic in what it supported. It seems as if they have XFCE running, just to what extent? Also, considering it's an experimental kernel you don't know how programs are going to build against it's subsystems. Which if you want a GUI, it has to play nice with OGL (example). If OGL "works" but not 100%, the programs could very well reflect that. Causing it to either build and crash, or not to build at all.
The kernel is very much related to a GUI.
Err- i realize that is hw support mostly, which is the main issue. However they still need to get the kernel to com with other api stuff. Sorry cooking, stuff is the best i got atm.Edited by mushroomboy - 5/26/13 at 2:22pm