[OpenIndiana-discuss] Gnome and the future

Maxim Kondratovich maxim.mvk at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 22:48:21 UTC 2012

So why OI has DE at all? Leading to your logic community has to cut off 
DE from distribution at all... And what we will have? Another one 
illumos based server distribution?!

I see OI as OS for general purposes, so stopping development in DE will 
decrease value of OI. Yes, community is to small but we have to find 
compromise and community will grow up.

P.S. I'm not an active OI developer, but I help with testing and I'm 
going to contribute as developer at future.

- Maxim

Julius Roberts wrote:
> On 1 November 2012 02:33,  <magnus at yonderway.com> wrote:
>> This is based on the false premise that OpenIndiana is an enterprise
>> desktop operating system.
> +1.  There are alot of very useful desktop operating systems already,
> so i see no point in OI trying to compete with them.  In business
> speak OI has a sustainable competitive advantage with ZFS, zones,
> dtrace, etc etc and those alone are why most people will be attracted
> to OI.  Our OI servers sit in various computer rooms and we talk to
> them exclusively over ssh, if it didn't feature a GUI we wouldn't
> notice or care.  I wonder how many other OI users feel similarly?

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