[Goodies-dev] Xfce 4.10 Release Cycle Information [update]

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Feb 27 18:41:17 CET 2011

On Mon, 2011-02-28 at 01:33 +0800, Martin Wilke wrote:
> Well it is to easy to say, BSD's have to improve to get more support,
> Why not a backport to a optional HAL function like what currently Xorg
> also do?

hal is dead upstream.

>  To say *BSD's have lacking of drivers etc, can only come from
> pplz where never spend a bit time to any of the BSD's. What is about
> Solaris?

Well, it's not quite about drivers but more generally about the desktop
stuff which are linked to the kernel. 
> To be honest  Xfce is not that anymore what it was, it runs more and
> more in the Mainstream and forgot the good old slogon.. oh well who
> cares right :P?

Xfce team doesn't have the manpower to implement everything from
scratch, and it's not a good idea anyway. So they try to use common
standards and libs, especially from freedesktop.org. Standardising is
nice because it allows stuff to run properly and consistently everywhere
it's implemented. 

Now the problem is that non Linux kernels have issues supporting these
standards and, yes, it's a shame, but Xfce can't do much about that.

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