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Re: X and other visions

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: X and other visions
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 17:55:36 +0200
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At Sun, 13 Jun 2004 15:00:26 +0200,
azeem wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 01:51:07PM +0200, "Sören Schulze" wrote:
> > GNU/Linux:
> [...]
> > Example:
> > Every Desktop Environment has its own handling of virtual file systems  
> > (which will become redundant in the Hurd) and URL openings (would be  
> > done by something like httpfs in the Hurd).
> > Though these are not even things that are DE-specific. They would be  
> > also useful for other software - even text-based.
> Note that Desktop Environments such as GNOME are not Linux specific.
> GNOME runs (and is well supported by Sun) on Solaris, for example. Of
> course, GNU/Hurd might have a better implementation of virtual file
> systems as Linux, but nevertheless you need a platform-independant
> fallback if you're running on something else than GNU.

In fact, I heard a rumor that GNOME is going away from POSIX file
semantics to something self-knitted.
Oh well.  I guess people who are happy about glib like such things.


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