Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2007 22:46 UTC
Window Managers Various parts and applications of the ROX Desktop have been updated recently. Firstly, ROX-All 1.1 (a single archive containing launchers for most of the ROX applications) has been released; the main improvement is that it's now compatible with Ubuntu Edgy. Also, ROX-Filer 2.6 (the file manager at the core of the ROX desktop) has been released. Filer can be updated via the built-in update tool. Lastly, various important panel applets have been updated.
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RE: Future?
by ojh77 on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 04:51 UTC in reply to "Future?"
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I think Dr. Leonard and the other main developers are focusing most of their attention to Zero Install. I agree with your point that ROX has achieved its main goal - an implementation of the elegant RiscOS desktop for *NIX.

But I am very excited about what ROX fully integrated with Zero Install would achieve. In some ways it would break very new ground and go where none of the other DEs have. Imagine a simple network based, decentralized application distribution system fully integrated in to the filer and other desktop components. I also disagree with ROX becoming more "generic" and larger like XFCE. I do in fact love XFCE but it is now less unique, in fact it is now what I wished GNOME was years ago. I would not like ROX if it lost its streamlined mode of operation to try and compete with KDE/GNOME/OSX/Vista.

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