Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 00:48 UTC, submitted by dumbkiwi
KDE This is a response to the article yesterday on the progress of GNOME and KDE. Aaron Seigo, a lead KDE developer, sets out the current state of progress with KDE 4, pointing out that KDE 4 is on track for a release in mid 2007. "Thom points to a quote from me that our goal is to have a 4.0 ready sometime in the first half of next year. That gives us until sometime in June and I'm still thinking we can make it."
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RE: Right question, wrong answers
by anda_skoa on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 11:58 UTC in reply to "Right question, wrong answers"
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What matters is how the whole Linux desktop project feels about itself - optimistic, or uncertain and a bit down in the dumps?

I'd say definitely optimistic.

Over the last months there has been more cooperation between projects and individual developers than ever before.

Additionally to the shared specifications we see a lot of shared technology, i.e. actual implementation shared between developers, e.g. Poppler.

D-Bus has opened a whole new venue of integration, both between user session components (also some kind of shared technology) and especially system<->user session, e.g. network/wireless management, changes of hardware and hardware states, ...

Only a year ago the OSDL desktop architect meeting 1 started a limited, yet fruitful dialog between commercial ISVs and desktop developers, allowing the later to base their development on actual needs rather than speculations

All in all the last year has been a very positive experience for the desktop projects so I'm confident that they look optimistically into the upcoming one.

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