Advice for Red Hat/Fedora
fropeter at online.no
Sat Feb 23 00:12:18 UTC 2008
Henning Larsen skrev:
> Is there any initiative from anyone to get rid of these problems. I
> don't want gnome, I don't want KDE, but I want krename and nautilus.
> Could those and other programs get freed from KDE/Gnome?
> I thought Linux is about openness not lockin like it is now.
> Henning Larsen
Some years ago there actually was an initiative launched, intended to
come up with an environment-neutral target for development, so that
programs written towards that target would run on the gui on the user's
computer without the need to pull inn things from the other one. It
I don't remember how long ago it started up, but I perceive it as being
quite a few years ago. I believe it was either FSF (Free Software
Foundation) or OSDL (Open Source Development Labs) that started it.
(They are now merged into The Linux Foundation).
Considering the original intent if the project, and all the years that
have passed since it's inception, I don't think that their achievements
have been remarkable. I guess KDE and Gnome proved to be too fast moving
targets to keep up on two fronts.
I really wish they had succeeded!
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