Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:58 UTC, submitted by fran
OpenBSD "OpenBSD 5.0 has been published, six months after the release of version 4.9. The OpenBSD project's newest release of the free BSD based UNIX-like operating system includes a number new and updated drivers, performance improvements and new features. OpenBSD 5.0 includes the GNOME 2.32.2, KDE 3.5.10 and Xfce 4.8.0 desktop environments. It also contains a number of new and updated packages including versions 3.5.19, 3.6.18 and 5.0 of the Firefox web browser, PHP 5.2.17 and 5.3.6, LibreOffice 3.4.1, and Chromium 12. The release includes September's release of OpenSSH 5.9." GNOME 2 you say? Huh. Interesting.
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Comment by ddc_
by ddc_ on Tue 1st Nov 2011 23:27 UTC
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GNOME 2 you say? Huh. Interesting.
The -current ports tree is moving to GNOME 3.2 with several components being not ready yet. Too much otherwise unneeded stuff had to be ported to OpenBSD to make GNOME 3 update happen.

BTW, why don't You use GNOME 3 in fallback mode?

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RE: Comment by ddc_
by dbolgheroni on Tue 1st Nov 2011 23:53 in reply to "Comment by ddc_"
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And for those who don't know, -current, which is the development branch of OpenBSD, is often more stable than many "stable" OSs out there.

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RE: Comment by ddc_
by zima on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 00:28 in reply to "Comment by ddc_"
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KDE 3.5.10 looks a bit more interesting like that, anyway.

Most interesting, in relation to the treatment of the other two DEs, is probably Xfce 4.8.0 - apparently the current version.

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RE[2]: Comment by ddc_
by ddc_ on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 01:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by ddc_"
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The reason is simple - it takes much less to port, as it is less platform- and obscure-unneeded-libs-dependent.

GNOME 3 means that one need to port to BSDs pulseaudio and udisks, which are of no use there othrwise; also clutter is to be ported, and may be something else. KDE4 has the same problems plus it depends on half of the ports tree...

And all of that on a system where the majority of users prefer minimalist solutions like scrotwm+xxxterm+xterm.

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