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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Trying to make the *code* portable just isn't feasible, which is why Lennart instead recommends writing API-compatible equivalents for BSD or Solaris.

Did he in fact recommend this? Links?

All I've ever heard from him when asked is "I am only interested in Linux and I don't care about other platforms." I never heard a more rational response than that.

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