Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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oiaohm
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2009-05-30

http://www.icedrobot.org/

Yes there is a project to bring android applications to the normal Linux desktop.

Android API might have become the home for closed source applications on Linux at least for a while. Also act like java for other posix platforms. There is one problem MS Windows users you are cut out this loop.

Of course Android has a native binary api as well. So the unified application installer for Linux platforms might now exist. Also KDE plasma widgets also avoid distributions packaging so are the same across distrobutions.

Pressure is building for KDE and Gnome to bypass distributions.

There are interesting battles to come. Distributions not having unified installers is going to cease at some point. Question is willing by distributions or by the side door method will packing be unified. More infighting between KDE and Gnome for progress would be good.

The game is in play. Strap yourself in expect lot more hostilities as all this plays out.

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