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 YALoki on Thu 20th Jan 2011 06:26 UTC in reply to "RE: No one cares"
YALoki
Member since:
2008-08-13

In any case: if You want all XFCE's features on Your BSD flavor of choice, DIY. It's a free software at the end!


Agreed - those wanting to use modern desktops on BSD are going to have to do the work to support it. Nobody else is going to.


Hmmmm, don't you know that the most widely distributed program in the *ix world is OpenSSH? Written by a subset of the OpenBSD devs in two forms.

One is the version shipped with OpenBSD. When that code is audited and tested OpenSSH Portable is built for the benefit of other *ix-like OSes.

See OpenSSH ( http://www.openssh.com/ ) for details.

At least the smallest of the BSD dev teams doesn't tell you all to DIY or go without.

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RE[3]: No one cares
by sj87 on Thu 20th Jan 2011 07:36 in reply to "RE[2]: No one cares"
sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

Hmmmm, don't you know that the most widely distributed program in the *ix world is OpenSSH? Written by a subset of the OpenBSD devs in two forms.


He said DESKTOP. OpenSSH itself has nothing to do with the desktop. The package for OpenSSH seems to be a bit over two megabytes. I don't think that compares next to a multi-hundred-megabyte desktop environment (nor XFCE).

One is the version shipped with OpenBSD. When that code is audited and tested OpenSSH Portable is built for the benefit of other *ix-like OSes.

There is no such term as "*ix-like". It's unix-like (capitalization about personal taste).

Then there's a bunch of people who like to use "*nix" and such for whatever reason.

Edited 2011-01-20 07:37 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"
There is no such term as "*ix-like". It's unix-like (capitalization about personal taste).

Then there's a bunch of people who like to use "*nix" and such for whatever reason.
"

"unix-like" = 9 characters
"*nix" = 4 characters

"a bunch of people" probably like typing five less characters.

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