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[6]: Sad but inevitable
by toast88 on Sat 21st May 2011 11:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sad but inevitable"
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"With FreeBSD still being stuck to sysinstall as their installers

You probably havent heard about sysinstall replacement called bsdinstall, here have a read:

No, I haven't. But from the link you provided it seems that bsdinstall is just supposed to be an intermediate solution. It's surely an improvement, but does it compare with the modern installers like debian-installer or anaconda provided on Linux?

Is it already used by default when I download and install a current stable release of FreeBSD? We're not talking about stuff which is still in the making but actually being used ;) .

"CVS as their primary revision control system, I am not surprised that they are so fiercely fighting any progress.

FreeBSD uses SVN for development since 2008.

Which isn't really an improvement over CVS for a large scale project like FreeBSD. I think most developers agree, that for really large projects which have many branches in the sources and lots of developers, a distributed RCS like git is a much better choice.


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