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: Sad but inevitable
by sorpigal on Fri 20th May 2011 11:38 UTC in reply to "Sad but inevitable"
sorpigal
Member since:
2005-11-02

hat is so technically demanding in a stupid WM that just grew fat?

While I largely do not disagree with your post and its sentiment we should strive to keep hyperbole to a minimum. GNOME didn't start as a WM; it didn't really have its own WM until Metacity came along quite late in the process.

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RE[2]: Sad but inevitable
by toast88 on Sat 21st May 2011 10:10 in reply to "RE: Sad but inevitable"
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23

"hat is so technically demanding in a stupid WM that just grew fat?

While I largely do not disagree with your post and its sentiment we should strive to keep hyperbole to a minimum. GNOME didn't start as a WM; it didn't really have its own WM until Metacity came along quite late in the process.
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And neither is GNOME just a WM, it's a desktop which provides not just a WM but also loads of applications, applets, panels etc.

Adrian

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