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Date:      Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:10:39 +0100
From:      Markus Hoenicka <markus.hoenicka@mhoenicka.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Why FreeBSD doesn't have a Gnome3 =?UTF-8?Q?port=3F?=
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On 2013-12-05 15:41, Fernando Apesteguía was heard to say:
> El 05/12/2013 15:30, "iijima yoshino" <iijimayoshino@gmail.com> 
> escribió:
>> 
>> 在 2013-12-05四的 15:13 +0100,Luca Ferrari写道:
>> > On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:33 AM, iijima yoshino <iijimayoshino@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> > > Firstly, I know gnome3 needs systemd and systemd needs Linux. So ...
>> > > whatever.
>> > > I thought it's impossible to make gnome3 run on BSD systems, but the
>> > > OpenBSD shocked me! Wow, Gnome 3.8! You know, they're kind of freaks.
>> > > And now the PCBSD announced a next image which includes
> Gnome3/Cinnamon
>> > > desktops. Therefore it's not impossible.
>> > > So why FreeBSD doesn't have a Gonme3 port?
>> > >
>> >
>> > There is at least one port, but I'm not sure it is actively
>> > maintained:
> http://www.marcuscom.com:8080/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ports/x11/gnome3/
>> > Besides, I believe that having or not having Gnome3 on *BSD is more a
>> > political issue (being Gnome tied to Linux) and to have developers to
>> > test and maintain the port.
>> >
>> > Luca
>> 
>> 2 years ago, what a shame.
>> Even the OpenBSD team accepts the Gnome3 ...
>> It seems the FreeBSD towards to a server-oriented way.
> 
> Not really. 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.

regards,
Markus

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Markus Hoenicka
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