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[4]: Sad but inevitable
by allanregistos on Mon 23rd May 2011 07:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad but inevitable"
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"So if BSD had all of this wonderful stuff before Linux did, why is it that it's the Linux people introducing their new Linux APIs into Gnome? Why not the BSD people?


I am not a FreeBSD developer, nor a GNOME developer, but after using Linux for several years and now FreeBSD (and other systems) for several years I would say that FreeBSD developers does not jerk off too much about their code tellin' everybody how great it is and how much everybody should embrace it, like Linux developers.
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You mean, Linux devs shouting at BSD mailing lists for their superior code? Hardly.


They have the problem to solve, they solved it with DEVD and that's it.

None from FreeBSD team went into the GNOME mailing lists and shout 'hey look what great piece of code we have here, make it as a dependency for GNOME, its so great that You should even consider making it a dependency on Linux platforms, who cares that it does not runs there ...' *

Wrong approach. The point is if the BSD developers have enough free time, they do not need to go to Linux dev mailing list(KERNEL/low-level stuff) but go instead to GNOME/KDE/whatever DE and bring in patches to make them work/integrate better in their OS. Have they done that?


* direct reference to what Lennart exacly did [/q]

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