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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by jessesmith on Thu 19th May 2011 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Please correct if wrong..."
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I think the above comment has it pretty much spot on. This isn't just saying, "Screw other operating systems", it's also saying, "Screw Linux distributions that don't use systemd." That could be a problem for Debian/Ubuntu/Slackware (I think) and other distros that use other init systems.

Not only that, but the developer has stated firmly that he won't accept patches into upstream that would improve portability. Which means if someone wants to put in the work to ports things over to another distro or operating system those fixes won't get applied upstream, making it a moving target. That's going to be a huge pain for outside porters/developers.

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