Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Jan 2011 22:04 UTC
Xfce When we reported on the release of Xfce 4.8, we ignored a statement inside the release announcement about the lack of new features coming to the BSD world. The statement was a bit disconnected from the rest of the press release, but Xfce developer Jannis Pohlmann has published a blog post giving a few more details about the issue.
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RE[2]: No one cares
by philomelus on Thu 20th Jan 2011 04:12 UTC in reply to "RE: No one cares"
philomelus
Member since:
2011-01-20

aren't Linux-specific


contradicts

*are* only available on Linux


But maybe that's just me.

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RE[3]: No one cares
by dylansmrjones on Thu 20th Jan 2011 04:45 in reply to "RE[2]: No one cares"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

The architecture itself is not Linux-specific. The backends however, are.

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RE[4]: No one cares
by ddc_ on Thu 20th Jan 2011 15:54 in reply to "RE[3]: No one cares"
ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

Architecture of any API isn't whatever specific until You define being specific as being developed for a particular platform with that platform in mind.

That said, udev is definitely linux-specific, as is udisk and as HAL used to be (regardless of the fact it was ported to FreeBSD as WinAPI was ported to linux with WINE project).

ConsoleKit isn't that platform specific and therefor is ported to BSDs (eg. see http://openports.se/sysutils/consolekit).

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RE[4]: No one cares
by demetrioussharpe on Mon 24th Jan 2011 06:42 in reply to "RE[3]: No one cares"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

The architecture itself is not Linux-specific. The backends however, are.


Right, they just happen to be written by Linux developers who usually write code from a Linux perspective. And will, more than likely, be completely replaced (yet again), as is custom with Linux frameworks.

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