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Old 17th January 2011
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Default Xfce 4.8.0 desktop environment released

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After nearly two years of work, the Xfce development team has released version 4.8.0 of Xfce. The open source desktop environment for UNIX and Linux platforms aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and adhering to standards.
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Umm, yeah, but ..

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We hope that everyone will enjoy this release as much as we do. Sadly, this will not be the case as the folks using any of the BSD systems will notice a sudden loss of features. We think that this announcement is a good opportunity to express our disagreement with the recent "Linux-only" developments in the open source ecosystem, especially with regards to the utilities we need in desktop environments.
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It's not so bad: http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?pid=20473#p20473
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Yes, just read that. Hopefully miwi et al. will manage to port around it.
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I believe this was already posted here some months ago:

75% of Linux code now written by paid developers

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18% of contributions to the kernel were made without a specific corporate affiliation, suggesting true volunteer efforts. An additional 7% weren't classified. The remainder were from people working for specific companies in roles where developing that code was a major requirement. "75% of the code comes from people paid to do it," Corbet said.

Within that field, Red Hat topped that chart with 12%, followed by Intel with 8%, IBM and Novell with 6% each, and Oracle 3%. Despite the clear commercial rivalry between those players, central kernel development worked well, Corbet noted.
Why should Red hat, Intel, Novell, et. al. care about BSD portability? They are contributing code for their own selfish linux-centric reasons.
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