Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Jul 2004 18:50 UTC, submitted by Jono Bacon
Linux Jono Bacon has written an article on my O'Reilly Blog called The path to unified interaction which looks at the challenges of making our software work natively in the different desktop environments on Linux. Do you think this is something we should strive for, and if so, do you think it is technically possible?
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Abstraction
by John Nilsson on Wed 21st Jul 2004 12:55 UTC

Abstract the whole GUI away from the application!

If we do a rough MVC division af an app the current state is that the os handles the M and then the app the VC (the V with some help from a toolkit). Just give the whole V to to the DE and the application can concentrate solely on C. It would be kind of plugins rather than applications...