Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 22:00 UTC, submitted by daev
Xfce Okay so it took them two years, but hey, good things come to those who wait. The Xfce team has finally released version 4.8 of their Gtk+-based desktop environment. This release contains a lot of work under the hood, as well as a number of new features.
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RE[3]: BSD
by Delgarde on Mon 17th Jan 2011 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: BSD"
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

It made little sense to me.


See my other comment, but the complaint is essentially that HAL was cross-platform, and it's replacements aren't (yet).

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RE[4]: BSD
by rhavenn on Tue 18th Jan 2011 10:05 in reply to "RE[3]: BSD"
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2006-05-12

The real issue is that BSD has had devd for years while Linux has been fumbling about trying to re-invent the wheel 3 or 4 times and every time something new and shiny comes along everyone flocks to it, only to let old tech go by the wayside. see: OSS -> ALSA -> pulseaudio and the whole device thing with pre-HAL -> HAL -> udev.

Egh well, 4.6 works fine for now and maybe someday people will look at the BSD's and go, hey "they've done it right, maybe we should use their ideas". Okay, pipe dream.

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