Linked by Rayiner Hashem & Eugenia Loli-Queru on Mon 24th Nov 2003 16:24 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we are very happy to publish a very interesting Q&A with major freedesktop.org members: the founder Havoc Pennington (also of Debian, Gnome and Red Hat fame), Waldo Bastian (of SuSE & KDE fame), Keith Packard and Jim Gettys (of X/XFree86/fontconfig/w3c fame) and David Zeuthen, a new member who's taking over the ambitious HAL project. In the article, we discuss about general freedesktop.org goals, status and issues, the role of KDE/Qt in the road to interoperability with Gnome/GTK+, HAL (with new screenshots), the new X Server aiming to replace XFree86 and we even have an exclusive preliminary screenshot of a version of Mac OS X's Exposé window management feature for this new X Server! This is one article not to be missed if you are into Unix/Linux desktop!
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Fabulous article!
by MxCl on Mon 24th Nov 2003 17:07 UTC

This kind of article keeps me coming back to OSNews!

Anyway, as everyone I'm excited by the progress spawned by fd.o, especially in the regions of HAL and the new X Server.

KDE is a perhaps a little more separated from fd.o than GNOME, but I can assure readers that KDE is just as committed to producing an interoperable desktop as the other project members.

Now all we need to hope for is better vendor support for graphics hardware for the new (and old of course) X Server. From what I have read recently that's one thing the OSS movement lacks.