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[2]: Meh
by Soulbender on Thu 19th May 2011 20:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I don't really care if GNOME focus only on Linux. They can do what they want. What does annoy me is that this comes after god knows how many years of listening to Linux users and devs endlessly whining about how this and that software does not support Linux. Now, all of a sudden, it's ok to fsck everyone else because *Linux* needs to evolve. A bit two-faced.

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RE[3]: Meh
by cheemosabe on Thu 19th May 2011 20:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Meh"
cheemosabe Member since:
2009-11-29

I don't really care if GNOME focus only on Linux. They can do what they want. What does annoy me is that this comes after god knows how many years of listening to Linux users and devs endlessly whining about how this and that software does not support Linux. Now, all of a sudden, it's ok to fsck everyone else because *Linux* needs to evolve. A bit two-faced.

To everyone who is arguing that GNOME would be fsck-ing everyone other then Linux, thus being "two-faced" after all the complaints of Windows/Mac stuff not being available on Linux. You're making a hypothetical argument just for the sake of the argument.

Since when did any FreeBSD user complain about a Linux only program? They ported it themselves.

Linux users didn't complain about opensource programs on Windows. Only closed source once. Driver developers don't complain about hardware without drivers for Linux. They complain about hardware without documentation.

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RE[3]: Meh
by nej_simon on Thu 19th May 2011 21:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Meh"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

I don't really care if GNOME focus only on Linux. They can do what they want. What does annoy me is that this comes after god knows how many years of listening to Linux users and devs endlessly whining about how this and that software does not support Linux. Now, all of a sudden, it's ok to fsck everyone else because *Linux* needs to evolve. A bit two-faced.


You are comparing two different things.

You can help port gnome to whatever fringe platform you like. It's free and open source software.

But you can't do that with proprietary and closed source software. All you can do is urging the developer to release a version for your favourite platform. That's why some Linux users complain.

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RE[4]: Meh
by Soulbender on Thu 19th May 2011 22:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Meh"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

But you can't do that with proprietary and closed source software. All you can do is urging the developer to release a version for your favourite platform.


That's not the point. To paraphrase: Why should proprietary vendors be held back by the shortcomings of Linux?
Same argument. Open or closed source is immaterial.
Like someone said: the people who write the code gets to decide.

Edited 2011-05-19 22:43 UTC

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RE[3]: Meh
by gilboa on Fri 20th May 2011 22:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Meh"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

... years of listening to Linux users and devs endlessly whining about how this and that software does not support Linux


Do you somehow assume that repeating the same text over and over and over again will drive the point home (Thus far I counted 4 different instances) or are you simply trolling?

- Gilboa

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