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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RE: Sad but inevitable
by vermaden on Thu 19th May 2011 21:10 UTC in reply to "Sad but inevitable"
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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?


Are You fscking kidding me? FreeBSD can't keep up? Sorry but we had fully working kernel event driven hardware abstraction layer daemon called DEVD which handles permissions as well and also can 'do' actions based upon devices appear/disappear and more, FreeBSD has is since 5.0, what was the year then, 2003? It was already there ready to port anywhere with the MOST PERMISSIBLE LICENSE AVAILABLE, the BSD license, but what Linux idiots did? The first created HAL shit, later udev shit, latele U* shit (Udisk/Upower/U...) that still is not able to do these simple things that FreeBSD's DEVD did in 2003, and guess what, it still does and it even did not changed since then, not like in Linux where whole 'ecosystem' changes from every odd 'stable' kernel release

... and FreeBSD can't keep up? Can't keep up my ass :ASD

More by phoenix on DEVD:
http://www.osnews.com/thread?459128

Edited 2011-05-19 21:10 UTC

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