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[4]: Sad but inevitable
by Delgarde on Fri 20th May 2011 05:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad but inevitable"
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They have the problem to solve, they solved it with DEVD and that's it.

Yup, they wrote DEVD, and the Linux guys wrote udev as a rough equivalent.

The difference is that the Linux guys went further and wrote things that took advantage of this new feature - and that's why Gnome works much better on Linux than it does on anything else. Because the Linux guys are interested in the top-to-bottom stack, and the BSD guys don't seem to be.

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