Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2005 11:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
Gnome GNOME 2.12 will be released to the world on September 7th, 2005, culminating 6 months of very exciting work by members of the project. A number of exciting technologies come together in GNOME 2.12 that will set the standard for free software desktops to come. Here is a sample of some of the outstanding work that has gone into GNOME thanks to its many contributors.
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> The GNOME Usability Project had lots of real HCI people
> on board (including four members of Sun's usability
> team) and published the GNOME HIG. The HIG, in turn, is
> pretty well-enforced by the release team. To get into
> GNOME proper, apps generally have to do a good job of
> following the HIG.

You mean the same SUN who produced CDE ? ;)

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unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

You mean the same SUN who produced CDE ? ;)

Sun was not exactly alone, IBM, HP, Novell was involved too, and believe it or not CDE was a major improvement over Open Look that was used prior to CDE on Sun desktops.

As for Gnome, at least the embryo of Nautilus was developed by a former Apple employee, Andy Herzfeld

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