Advice for Red Hat/Fedora

Frode Petersen fropeter at
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 
still exists:

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!

Frode Petersen

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