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 Sun 22nd May 2011 00:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Sad but inevitable"
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"[q]systemd is heavily inspired by Apple's launchd which has replaced everything from rc.d to cron.d in MacOS since 10.4.

Which was ported to FreeBSD and lives happily in the ports tree, should anyone really need it.

Nice, I didn't know that! [/q]

Actually I just crosschecked and it's not in FreeBSD's ports tree but the FreeBSD port was folded into the Apple version maintained at MacOSforge.

So, there should be a chance to write some "glue code" which would make GNOME use launchd on *BSD instead of systemd, shouldn't there?

When the port was made the old APSL was not very friendly but now they have fixed that. It's free software so PC-BSD, Debian's GNU k/FreeBSD or even OpenIndiana and linux can use it.

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