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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Presumably...
by madcrow on Thu 19th May 2011 23:55 UTC
madcrow
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2006-03-13

Oracle is no longer interested in supporting GNOME on Solaris (as Oracle has decided that workstations have no place in its product line and that they don't need a GUI for server stuff) and nobody uses it on BSD anyways. Therefore it kind of makes sense to reserve support for platforms where it will actually get used (aka Linux)

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RE: Presumably...
by metalf8801 on Fri 20th May 2011 00:24 in reply to "Presumably..."
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2010-03-22

Oracle is no longer interested in supporting GNOME on Solaris


Where did you hear/read that?

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RE: Presumably...
by sorpigal on Fri 20th May 2011 13:25 in reply to "Presumably..."
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2005-11-02

and nobody uses it on BSD anyways

Nonsense. Granted GNOME is working hard to drive away serious users with its 3.x version, but I know at least one BSD guy who uses GNOME every day. There are doubtless many more.

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