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: This would be a good idea
by pantheraleo on Thu 19th May 2011 21:50 UTC in reply to "This would be a good idea"
pantheraleo
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2007-03-07

It´s about freaking time. The people who write the code get to decide. Gnome and KDE are full of workarounds to make sure that things continue to work on a huge number of platforms that no one really uses.


Considering Sun was one of GNOME's biggest financial supporters, and that GNOME is now the standard UI on just about every commercial version of UNIX (it has pretty much replaced CDE), this would be a real slap in the face to all of the other GNOME players that aren't Linux. Sun was a huge backer of GNOME. IBM contributed a lot too. HP also contributed to GNOME. I believe HP and IBM still do contribute to GNOME. Not sure if Oracle does or not, but Sun was one of the largest financial backers of GNOME. Dropping support for anything other than Linux would be a bad idea and would alienate a lot of financial contributors to GNOME.

Edited 2011-05-19 21:56 UTC

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RE[2]: This would be a good idea
by kragil on Thu 19th May 2011 22:36 in reply to "RE: This would be a good idea"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Was, Sun was. Past tense. Sun is now Oracle and Oracle hates FOSS.

And anyways HPUX, AIX and Solaris are going ship Gnome 2.28 + patches forever (until they die). They will not run Gnome-Shell. Never ever.

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pfgbsd Member since:
2011-03-12

Was, Sun was. Past tense. Sun is now Oracle and Oracle hates FOSS.


Oracle loves FOSS ... they call it unbreakable and resell it.

You should remove btrfs from your system and vow never to use it instead of spreading FUD.

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