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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Autopackage
by Incognito on Tue 25th Nov 2003 03:05 UTC

I hope Keith and freedesktop.org can figure out what Mike is trying to accomplish with Autopackage. It seem obvious from Keiths comments that he doesn't get it. Installing packages was the first wall I hit when I first tried out linux. If we want people to take Linux seriously as a desktop system something like Autopackage is sorely needed. My hats off to Mike Hearn and all the contributers for all their great work. Keep It Coming!