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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Layers and XFCE as a link (between 'nixes)
by dulac on Sat 22nd Jan 2011 17:55 UTC
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Just some thoughts:

Independently of what is what, an H.A.L. interface layer is needed. What composes it is irrelevant as long as the tasks are efficient and secure.

Be it udev+usession+uwhatever is only the good old each-monkey-to-is-own-branch trick.

The fact that present situation poses problems to BSD usage of XFCE... is only an effect warning us that something is missing.

Be it on Linux or in BSD, it is not very much relevant, as coexistence is needed and has a strategic value. Not to mention the spirit of both systems.

It is not a matter of "following" but of getting the wheels properly implemented.

Let us remind that XFCE, as a linking point between Linuxes and BSDs has the peculiarity of being a check point, also one that shows an opportunity... pointing the way to go.

AKA Factor-H, DuLac

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