Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 22:52 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Novell and Ximian Novell plans to release a beta for its Linux Desktop 10 including new features offering better interoperability with Microsoft Office and Open Office, said Ted Haeger, Novell's director of user communities, at the Southern California Linux Expo. The beta, tentatively scheduled for release next month, will include a new feature, dubbed Xgl. Haeger said Xgl will allow users to jump between screens and multiple desktops. Targeted to CAD software users, Xgl has a practical side that allows users to have better window- and file-sharing capabilities.
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RE: Interesting
by kaiwai on Thu 16th Feb 2006 02:02 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
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That was my reaction - how can Novell be so willing to ship a product that wouldn't have had the necessary depth and breadth of testing one would require for such an crically important foundation to an operating system?

I would have thought the best thing to do would have been to ship Novell Linux Desktop 10 with the basic Xorg 7.0 server, then in the first service pack; around 4-6months later, bundle Xgl withit.

A good amount of XGL is already done (having had a look at the progress), but at the same time, it'll also need a good amount of testing to work through any bugs and gotchas that don't normally turn up in every occasion - aka, the random spontaneous bugs.

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