Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:34 UTC
Linux While it may seem like Linux-only projects are betraying their loyal base by developing Windows or OSX versions, I would argue that cross-platform development is actually better for Linux as a whole, better for individual software projects and their developers, and ultimately better for Linux users.
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Even within the FOSS community...
by ZacharyM on Sun 6th Nov 2011 06:20 UTC
ZacharyM
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2007-05-28

You can see how this issue applies to software developed for Unix-like operating systems as well. Look at the degradation of functionality under XFCE, etc. on the various BSD variants, with the advent of polkit, etc. XFCE on anything but GNU\Linux has become an afterthought.

Edited 2011-11-06 06:23 UTC

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demosthenese Member since:
2011-02-01

AIUI the only functionality lost to the BSDs was automounting of external drives. This is because HAL is deprecated - it would be unrealistic to expect the (small) Xfce team to maintain HAL just for backward compatibility.

If automounting cannot be lived without, use 4.6, and hope someone provides a udev implementation on BSD.

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

If automounting cannot be lived without, use 4.6, and hope someone provides a udev implementation on BSD.


Or use the native BSD automounting solutions (that have been present prior to when HAL became new, default, and deprecated).

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