Xfce 4.8 released
Posted Jan 17, 2011 19:19 UTC (Mon) by JohnLenz
In reply to: Xfce 4.8 released
Parent article: Xfce 4.8 released
I think the problem is on the testing side, not the development side. All these linux-only tools are small tools that from a development point of view probably won't take too much effort to port. Take ConsoleKit. The web page says that FreeBSD is already supported. But who knows if it is tested regularly, and when bugs do appear does anyone spend the time to actually report the bug with enough detail to be fixed?
Even if ConsoleKit hadn't been ported, it is a very small tool (only 20 C files...) so I don't think it would be much work to do the development to make it work on FreeBSD. The problem is the testing. And even if there is some FreeBSD bug it probably needs a developer running FreeBSD to be able to reproduce it.
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