DEs need to build their own distros
Posted Feb 9, 2012 18:37 UTC (Thu) by ndye
In reply to: DEs need to build their own distros
Parent article: Canonical pulls funding from Kubuntu
... it's certainly been a desire of us GNOME community for a while now to define a platform and not to be "just" a desktop on top of some platform.
And that desire is precisely the problem for many in the . . . audience of any $DesktopEnvironment: I want the choice to exploit my favorite $DE features on Linux, *BSD, Haiku, HURD, etc.
If I have to reinvent those features between platforms, we've chucked the code reuse value of OpenSource or FLOSS in the bonfire.
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