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]: Meh
by sorpigal on Fri 20th May 2011 11:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh"
sorpigal
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There's a big difference between not including support for systems you don't personally run and not accepting compatibility patches. Few projects promise to maintain portability absolutely but to refuse to attempt to be portable where it doesn't hurt makes no sense. Add all the Linux-specific code you like! Throw it all inside #ifdef if you have to and gracefully degrade the experience that people see on e.g. Solaris. But don't stop supporting Solaris just because, that's just mean.

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