[Goodies-dev] Xfce 4.10 Release Cycle Information [update]
miwi at FreeBSD.org
Mon Feb 28 04:39:59 CET 2011
On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 3:24 AM, Martin Wilke <miwi at freebsd.org> wrote:
> 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?
Oh and before i forget it, 4.6 is working very well under FreeBSD with
Your excuse to remove hal support because it is dead via upstream is okay,
it was working.. also why do you wait for 1 more year to support GTK3 when
dying? (sooner or later)
> > 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
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