Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 11:38 UTC
X11, Window Managers In 2002, both KDE and GNOME released their last major revisions; KDE released KDE 3.0 on 3rd April, while GNOME followed shortly after with GNOME 2.0 on 27th June. For the Linux desktop, therefore, 2002 was an important year. Since then, we have continiously been fed point releases which added bits of functionaility and speed improvements, but no major revision has yet seen the light of day. What's going on?
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RE[2]: want innovation?
by wargum on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE: want innovation?"
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> Packaging software is up to the developers/distro makers.

That is true for free (as in beer) software. But I think Linux can only take off with more standards for the gazillion different distros. The current situation is, compared to other platforms, a nightmare for developers of commercial software.

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