[Bulk] Re: Why FreeBSD doesn't have a Gnome3 port?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Thu Dec 5 17:11:15 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-12-05 at 16:42 +0000, Walter Hurry wrote:
> On Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:10:39 +0100, Markus Hoenicka wrote:
> > On 2013-12-05 15:41, Fernando Apesteguía was heard to say:
> >> But porting something that shows no interest in supporting
> >> anything but Linux is both difficult and tiring.
> > 
> > And it may not be worth the effort unless there is sufficient pressure
> > from FreeBSD users who request Gnome 3. I've tested Gnome 3 briefly on a
> > Linux box, and since then I understand very well why there is no such
> > pressure. I was back to Xfce in no time.
> > 
> Ditto - except LXDE here.

On Linux there are tendencies to get rid of GTK. You might have heard
that Razor-Qt and LXDE folks are working on LXDE-Qt.

I still stay with Xfce, but even try to get rid of it, to switch away
from as much GTK dependent software as possible.

As a Linux user I don't have the impression that GNOME upstream is
interested in anything, just a subjective impression.


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