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[2]: Pretty small thoughts
by acobar on Thu 19th May 2011 21:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Pretty small thoughts"
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Well, I guess I should be a bit clearer. I am not asking anyone to not incorporate the full benefits of system services they want. I am begging them to cooperate on outlining an isolation abstraction layer, publish it on and go live their lives.

If the specific thing blocks one module to be build, no problem, do not build it. If it is important enough to bother the right guys, for sure, they will plug the hole.

But no, they just do not want to bother themselves and lose their precious time on cooperation, and the whole notification area is a prime example of that.

And to all people that complain about abstraction layers, more often then not, they expose the shortcomings of their own interfaces, and can be engineered to have negligible impact on performance and memory usage. But, oh well, lets rewrite the whole stack again! It is just so fun to do that!

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