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: Comment by minaev
by Dirge on Sat 22nd Jan 2011 02:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by minaev"
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Do you mean you are switching to BSD because the Linux devs and their frameworks fail to supporting BSD well enough?

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RE[2]: Comment by minaev
by TheGZeus on Sat 22nd Jan 2011 02:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by minaev"
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I think they want stable interfaces.
I see a place for that, but I also see advantages to forward-thinking, evolutionary development.

That's why we have different OSen, though.

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RE[2]: Comment by minaev
by minaev on Sat 22nd Jan 2011 12:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by minaev"
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I would rather say, because the BSD team does not normally prefer incompatible solutions to the old ones. Because it is not in BSD tradition to fix what is not broken. Because you have to convince them when you want to violate Occam's razor.

Actually, it's just words, I know, but, really, I'm tired of the innovative trends in Linux. D-bus may be interesting, but why introduce a new IPC technique? I understand that the D-Bus developers may have been unaware of the work on AMQP, but why not take an existing protocol, like POSIX mq_* or System V msg*, and extend it? Or, if they chose to make something completely new, why not follow the Unix way and make the protocol network-transparent and, maybe, text-based?

Now, take some other "improvement", like Qt or GTK. What made the developers dump the notion of the X resource database? They also preferred "new" to "better". They also forgot about network transparency. And only one step on the way to yet another innovation, Wayland, which also leads in the same direction, making Linux another Windows — a self-contained, network-unaware black box.

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