Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 18:59 UTC, submitted by fran
Gnome Something's - once again - brewing within the GNOME project. While a mere suggestion for now, and by no means any form of official policy, influential voices within the GNOME project are arguing that GNOME should become a full-fledged Linux-based operating system, and that the desktop environment should drop support for other operating systems such as Solaris and the BSDs. I have a feeling this isn't going to go down well with many of our readers.
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Sad but inevitable
by vodoomoth on Thu 19th May 2011 19:18 UTC
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This is just that: sad.

The simple fact that someone thought of making Gnome a Linux-only thing is a failure. What about the whole freedom/open/whatnot righteous ideas that are supposed to be part of the FOSS movement? In my mind, the movement acknowledges niche players and tries to embrace them.

Turning Gnome in a single platform project is exactly what people have been booing Microsoft about. And now, some want to follow in their footsteps? How surprising. After the good and all righteous speak, comes the copying of long-decried behavior.

I'll keep to myself what I think of the systemd guy.

And this truly made my day:

The argument in favour of just focussing on Linux exclusively goes like this: why should GNOME be held back by advances in technology simply because Solaris and the BSDs can't keep up with the fast pace of development in the Linux kernel?

Sorry but it's just ludicrous, both the quote and the bold part... really, Gnome would be held back by crumbly-decrepit-uncreative OSes? I don't know Solaris but **BSDs**? wtf? Humbleness anyone? What is so technically demanding in a stupid WM that just grew fat? Let me just reply to this bag of crap by referring everyone to a brilliant comment, despite it not being totally relevant in this context:

Edited 2011-05-19 19:25 UTC

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