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 mat69 on Fri 20th May 2011 08:52 UTC
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Discussing issues like that is good in my opinion, but certainly not the way this discussion happens.

I think at the beginning the perceived problems should be mentioned. What are the problems?

Well then devs of other OSes like the BSDs etc. could have a change to argue, in contrast everything is very vague now and the benefit not clear.

Another question is if not Gnome should change and use more abstractions. For that there are examples like KDE Solid, which works on a multitude of OSes.

To me it appears recently there happens much important in the Gnome world without careing about anyone else. Be it other desktop environments and OSes recently. This is really bad as it makes all the efforts void that were put into cross dektop, multiple OS. And much of these efforts were also put into by Gnome devs.

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