Why FreeBSD doesn't have a Gnome3 port?

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Sun Dec 8 08:14:44 UTC 2013

... wow, there's a lot of hand-waving and speculation. Did anyone
think to ask on x11 at freebsd.org ?

The xorg team is busy being as careful as possible in getting the new
xorg / dri2 support enabled by default.

Once that happens, please test it out. Thoroughly.

Once that's all tested out, I think the plan is to import updated
versions of things that are required in order to bring over the gtk
updates and gnome3.


On 6 December 2013 05:23, iijima yoshino <iijimayoshino at gmail.com> wrote:
> 在 2013-12-06五的 13:36 +0100,Luca Ferrari写道:
>> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM, iijima yoshino <iijimayoshino at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > And we could not request every developer to
>> > put the portability No.1 when they try to write something. If I consider
>> > about Linux/BSD, why don't Win/Mac/Solaries/Minix/Haiku/MenutOS... We do
>> > everything for ourselves, then the others.
>> With regard to the specific question, gnome3, I believe we are not
>> asking developers to keep portability as their number one issue. They
>> simply have broken portability by themselves. Gnome was used as the
>> main desktop on OpenSolaris, that is not Linux. But deciding to got
>> for a Linux-tied subsystem they have deliberately chosen not to be
>> portable. Is this right or wrong? I don't care, but we cannot ask
>> FreeBSD (or any other OS) developers to port gnome3 when the gnome
>> community itself has decided to break. Of course, is there is
>> interest, someone will port.
>> Luca
> Yeah,it's not a "right or wrong" problem, as "to be or not to be".
> OpenBSD 5.4 supports Gnome 3.8 and PCBSD 10 will take Gnome3/Cinnamon
> replacing Gnome2.
> In fact, the FreeBSD can do but not do, Why?
> Different philosophy? Bad compatibility? Dependencies conflict? No
> interest? Something else?
> Whatever the reason is, having an "evil" gnome3 port would never boom
> the machine.
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