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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RE: Good job
by ACK!! on Tue 25th Nov 2003 01:56 UTC

That is an incredible summation. Thank you very much.

Does the Xserver conform to standard X guidelines?

This is interesting because if not it might be difficult for the standard commercial unix folks trying to get some of the gnome stuff to compile around specific linux hooks and such.

It sounds very interesting and I really hope they get the card support rocking and distros start switching.

Speed is king.