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[4]: Sad but inevitable
by Delgarde on Fri 20th May 2011 05:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad but inevitable"
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

They have the problem to solve, they solved it with DEVD and that's it.


Yup, they wrote DEVD, and the Linux guys wrote udev as a rough equivalent.

The difference is that the Linux guys went further and wrote things that took advantage of this new feature - and that's why Gnome works much better on Linux than it does on anything else. Because the Linux guys are interested in the top-to-bottom stack, and the BSD guys don't seem to be.

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RE[5]: Sad but inevitable
by vermaden on Fri 20th May 2011 06:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Sad but inevitable"
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

and the BSD guys don't seem to be.


Seems that 'lack of resources' is not a popular term at Linux circles, well buddy, it unfortunately is at BSD ones.

Lets not compare apples to oranges here, put all that money that You have put into Linux instead into FreeBSD project and watch FreeBSD doing circles around Linux, but Linux has hype which help get that money.

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RE[6]: Sad but inevitable
by toomuchtatose on Fri 20th May 2011 17:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Sad but inevitable"
toomuchtatose Member since:
2011-05-15

Sounds like BSD people prefers to "satisfice" instead of optimise seeing negative rate of returns. (bad way of putting it but thats the idea).

Both communities do their jobs fine anyways. I'd rather run BSD-based NAS/routers, since there aren't much technological advancements in the sector, and Linux-based thin-clients and application servers due to the rapid updates. Best of breeds, I guess.

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RE[6]: Sad but inevitable
by allanregistos on Mon 23rd May 2011 07:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Sad but inevitable"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

"and the BSD guys don't seem to be.


Seems that 'lack of resources' is not a popular term at Linux circles, well buddy, it unfortunately is at BSD ones.

Lets not compare apples to oranges here, put all that money that You have put into Linux instead into FreeBSD project and watch FreeBSD doing circles around Linux, but Linux has hype which help get that money.
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Speaking of comparison. Did we already knew that Open Source development is about helping and volunteering? Donations are always welcome, but I do not believe the idea that because BSD devs lacks the money, they can't afford to _volunteer_ their precious time to make GNOME/KDE/whatever work better in their system. They keyword is to volunteer, not to wait for any donations.

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