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[7]: Sad but inevitable
by pfgbsd on Sat 21st May 2011 17:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Sad but inevitable"
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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?


As someone noted, PC-BSD has a very cool installer but bsdinstall has other objectives: we still want to have something that can be installed using a serial console and that will work on non PC-platforms.

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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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Well it's a matter of developer's choice: FreeBSD is developed in a more centralized manner than other projects, and even before SVN, FreeBSD was using a combination of CVS and perforce. I do recall linux didn't have any RCS for many years: that was a lesson they learned from the BSDs (and indirectly from SCO).

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