Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jan 2011 22:04 UTC
Xfce When we reported on the release of Xfce 4.8, we ignored a statement inside the release announcement about the lack of new features coming to the BSD world. The statement was a bit disconnected from the rest of the press release, but Xfce developer Jannis Pohlmann has published a blog post giving a few more details about the issue.
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RE: Interesting News
by moondevil on Thu 20th Jan 2011 07:57 UTC in reply to "Interesting News"
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Exactly! This only happens, because Xfce developers have decided to use Linux specific APIs, instead of implementing an OS abstraction layer.

Unfortunately UNIX based OS are not as portable as many people think.

So now Xfce is Linux only.

If proper abstraction layers had been put into use, Xfce could be fully enjoyed not only in BSD, but in HP-UX, Solaris, Aix among others.

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