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[3]: Sad but inevitable
by pfgbsd on Thu 19th May 2011 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sad but inevitable"
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Actually I had no idea gnome was doing some conscious effort to support anything else than GNU/linux. I do understand they were even having problems standardizing with Ubuntu an Xorg.

Ultimately it's the application developers that choose if they want their package to run on one platform or on many. If the mainstream developers are wanting to make their applications depend on the features that each of them like, instead of what is portable, I am afraid GNOME will end forking according to what each linux distribution out there does.

I would've thought the common unix-like interface held gnome together but who knows ... maybe the resulting forks are even cool in their own way: gnome-redhat, gnome-suse, gnome-ubuntu (and perhaps some other linux's consolidating or disappearing).

The BSDs and Solaris? .. well, they just won't disappear.

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