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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if you would read mailing list instead of just posting here, you wouldn't need links. you can read and search your self. but here is a quick review

he stated following:
- systemd proposes interfaces where DE can integrate tightly into system core
- he is prepared to separate interfaces from core in order to ease the portability, but he is not prepared to accept patches for other than linux inside his core branch. interfaces are portable and he is not prepared to work on anything that is not linux.
- every other os should implement their own clean implementation of interfaces to avoid getting implementation riddled with #ifdef. this also means their implementation will be clean and easy to maintain
- all that os needs is to prepare negative fallback and later implement it in correct fashion

this is how i understood his proposal, but i might be wrong. major mistake he made in proposal was subject line. everything else is really great

what bugs me at this topic is that he proposes one thing that would very much save the day when udev/devd fiasco came (instead of udev implementation, only interfaces need to be implemented trough devd), but BSD people didn't like that one... and guess what, they don't like this one

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sorpigal Member since:

Don't be insulting. Which mailing list? When? If it's the discussion linked above, sorry. I haven't had time to get to it yet today and I didn't expect from the summary that any details on systemd would be involved.

I am referring to his many statements in the past when he has been asked about things like this, both on mailing lists and his blog. A summary of his intent as you understand it is not useful.

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