Why FreeBSD doesn't have a Gnome3 port?

Luca Ferrari fluca1978 at infinito.it
Thu Dec 5 14:13:16 UTC 2013

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:33 AM, iijima yoshino <iijimayoshino at gmail.com> wrote:
> Firstly, I know gnome3 needs systemd and systemd needs Linux. So ...
> whatever.
> I thought it's impossible to make gnome3 run on BSD systems, but the
> OpenBSD shocked me! Wow, Gnome 3.8! You know, they're kind of freaks.
> And now the PCBSD announced a next image which includes Gnome3/Cinnamon
> desktops. Therefore it's not impossible.
> So why FreeBSD doesn't have a Gonme3 port?

There is at least one port, but I'm not sure it is actively
maintained: http://www.marcuscom.com:8080/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ports/x11/gnome3/
Besides, I believe that having or not having Gnome3 on *BSD is more a
political issue (being Gnome tied to Linux) and to have developers to
test and maintain the port.


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