Sorry, no DragonFly BSD tag so I used release.
+1 for adding that tag
It seems like there is already an OpenBSD, FreeBSD and OpenBSD tag, so I guess it makes sense to have a DragonFlyBSD tag as well. I wonder if a BSD tag would have been sufficient though. I’m guessing that most people who care about one BSD are interested in at least seeing headlines for other BSDs.
Hehe, I thought the same and looked for a BSD tag.
I figure a BSD tag would be all we need since I can usually guess which BSD it is by submitter’s affiliation.
By that reasoning, ruby, python and perl could share a tag, too. Which obviously sucks whenever the distinction of scripting language does actually matter.
We did do that consolidation with vcs, rather than having separate git, svn, cvs, hg, darcs, etc. I don’t think the tags here have any real philosophical basis, more pragmatics about how many stories there are in different areas and how correlated interest is.
I would appreciate vcs being split up but that’s a separate discussion.
It’s true. The difference is there’s only a few BSD’s of which only one is really popular. Another is pretty popular here. The total number of articles hitting the front page is pretty small. As are people looking for them. Then, you mention three languages with massive uptake leading to large numbers of guides, tools, and so on. Makes sense just on a volume basis to provide separate tags for them.
Then again, is there harm done in having tags for things that aren’t so common? If anything, that should help them stand out. Which is great if you’re interested in that particular thing.
I could imagine feeling disappointed if there was only a generic bsd tag and story after story I find freebsd postings (which I’m not really into). The openbsd tag is great for me, and dragonfrybsd tag would no doubt be great for all who care about it.
I see your concern. One can always just put the name of the OS in the title as I told stsp. @trn and I periodically share obscure OS’s without them having tags. Most make it to front page. If we tagged all the obscure stuff, we’d have a lot of tags to manage. See Timeline of Operating Systems or list of programming languages on Wikipedia. ;)
Sounds like you’re reading a different lobsters than I am.
I suppose that’s why tags exist :)
I read it unfiltered. Right now, there’s one BSD, one Linux, and 3+ articles on web-oriented languages. The BSD and Linux articles have project’s name in the title. Typical scenario where tag isn’t necessary for ID. However, if they help you curate your view, then by all means enjoy them. :)
You could also use that same machine to develop for Fuchsia. I use a very similar NUC.
how about thunderbolt 3? could be interesting for small storage arrays.