Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore

"C. Bergström" cbergstrom at pathscale.com
Sun Jul 17 13:07:20 UTC 2011

  On 07/17/11 07:24 PM, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
> However, what worries me is how influential he is in some open source
> projects. He suggested that Gnome should be Linux specific because
> trying to keep compatibility with other UNIX systems (BSD for example)
> holds them from going further in the development. I wouldn't be happy
> if the gnome developers followed his advice.
1) Why care about *BSD as a desktop?
2) Why care about *BSD as a workstation? (Which I see as a next level in 
stability/usability beyond a toy "desktop")

In the specific case about Gnome - really if you care so much then you 
can submit patches and contribute.  If nobody is willing to do the work 
(scratch the itch) then ultimately it really doesn't matter.

Oh this is flamebait, but I hope gnome does do this..   Maybe then more 
people would forget about it and focus on making KDE better ;)

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