Re: GNOME and non-linux platforms (release team please stand up)

Richard Hughes wrote:
> 2009/7/24 David Zeuthen <david fubar dk>:
>> On Thu, 2009-07-23 at 04:58 -0500, Brian Cameron wrote:
>>> Sun is already working to add DeviceKit support to Solaris
>> It would be good to the devkit-devel mailing list know about this.
>> Because if this is so, we need to change some of our plans; in
>> particular move the "make porting easier" up the priority list.
> In DeviceKit-power there is a not-just-gudev branch that separates the
> linux specific code from the generic daemon code. I doesn't yet
> compile (autotools help!), and is only lightly tested, but I'll
> probably merge to master after a few weeks testing.
> It would be great if FreeBSD/Solaris developers could start hacking on
> this branch early, and tell me how hard porting would be. Thanks.

We need DK first.  Unfortunately, DK doesn't seem to look very portable.
 Unlike hal which had directories for platforms backends, everything
seems to just be monolithic and udev-based.  I think it would be a bit
easier to get a FreeBSD port going if things looked and felt more modular.

But thanks for doing this in DK-power.  I think with this kind of
modularity, it would be easier to add more platform-specific pieces to
various components.


Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team	::	gnome FreeBSD org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome

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