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: Pretty small thoughts
by Delgarde on Fri 20th May 2011 01:46 UTC in reply to "Pretty small thoughts"
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What is so hard about the old isolation/encapsulation mantra? Seems like some people do not know, or want, to work on a bigger community.

Thing is, that's all nice talk, but someone still needs to do the work. Projects can, and do, support multiple backends. But someone still needs to create and maintain backends for BSD and Solaris and others - and that's not going to be a Linux developer, if only because they don't have BSD or Solaris systems.

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