GNOME on GNU/k*BSD
I'm starting plans to port GNOME to the Debian GNU/k*BSD platform. Since
GNOME components are generaly portable software and are also known to work
well with Glibc, this won't be much of a major work.
The only significant porting issue is with updating libtool in all the
packages containing an old version to a newer one that supports GNU/k*BSD.
Currently 1.5.2-1 or later supports GNU/k*BSD, but you're strongly advised
to use 1.5.6-1 or later which fixes other (unrelated) issues. Forwarding the
task to upstream is also usualy a good idea. For details, see
So if you maintain a library and/or are going to upload a library package soon,
please take a minute to sort this out. Although this is a long-term plan, I'll
eventualy be filing bugs for libtool updates on individual packages.
"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."
-- J.R.R.T., Ainulindale (Silmarillion)