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Date:      Fri, 6 Dec 2013 13:36:49 +0100
From:      Luca Ferrari <>
To:        iijima yoshino <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: Why FreeBSD doesn't have a Gnome3 port?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <1386328855.3871.38.camel@debian>
References:  <1386221592.4385.16.camel@debian> <> <1386253808.8359.5.camel@debian> <> <1386328855.3871.38.camel@debian>

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On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM, iijima yoshino <> 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.


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