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

Martin Wilke miwi at FreeBSD.org
Mon Feb 28 04:24:58 CET 2011

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>wrote:

> 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.

Yea and when Linus said, Linux is dying u stop Developing?

>  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.

Of couse no Manpower is always an excuse, but to remove a working function
is much easier rather than making it an optional for other systems.
IC!.. well thanks for ur nice support

> Regards,
> --
> Yves-Alexis
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