Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 15:51 UTC, submitted by William Lahti
Linux The first snapshot release of Komodo, a next-generation Linux/.NET-based operating system, is now available. "A new desktop environment codenamed Dagon is now being developed with [D-Bus, Composite, Linux 2.6] to bring a new face of Linux to users. The environment is being developed around the Emotion graphics/UI toolkit to best make use of these new display and communication technologies as well as to provide a solid and useable interface for casual users." Get the latest snapshots from their FTP servers. Read more information for developers, users and enterprise users.
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err, OS X?
by MikeGA on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 17:55 UTC
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2005-07-22

um, why does it look so like Aqua OS X? So, they added some more buttons to the window title-bars. That doesn't deny the fact that the rest of the title bar scheme is identical!

And I could similar things about their dock, hell they even call it a dock (which has always seemed a slightly stupid name to me!)

Well at least they have a sense of humour, one of the screen-shots shows a desktop picture which fairly clearly features a stylised iMac G4.

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RE: err, OS X?
by on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 23:32 in reply to "err, OS X?"
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Actually, it looks a heck of a lot like one of the Aqua-esque themes that comes with XFCE4. Well, the whole thing looks vaguely like XFCE4, except for the Gaim icon in the panel. That looks more like the Enlightenment 'Engage' launcher.

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RE: err, OS X?
by bogomipz on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 07:28 in reply to "err, OS X?"
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2005-07-11

um, why does it look so like Aqua OS X? So, they added some more buttons to the window title-bars. That doesn't deny the fact that the rest of the title bar scheme is identical!

That's just the window borders. This theme is available for various X11 window managers. In PekWM it's called Agualemon. I'm not sure where it was originally ported from (XFCE4?) and if the same name was used there. Also it's not identical to the borders in Aqua - it's simpler (and IMO alot slicker).

And I could similar things about their dock, hell they even call it a dock (which has always seemed a slightly stupid name to me!)

Yes, the dock is obviously somewhat inspired by the one in OS X (the name has historical reasons - in NeXTSTEP the implementation felt more like things actually docked into the "Dock"), but probably also by Slicker for KDE (http://www.komodoware.com/?path=/about/kusers.xml).

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RE: err, OS X?
by fury on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 15:45 in reply to "err, OS X?"
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2005-09-23

Haha, jokes on you! That isnt at all what the screenshots are showing. In fact, that theme is the "agualemon" theme for XFCE (which is what I'm using on my main Komodo system)!

You weren't even looking at what was important, and in fact Dagon will completely replace XFCE anyway. That theme and background show MY preferences for UI, not what will be conveyed in the final edition of Dagon. The dock is a test, not part of Komodo. We've never actually claimed that the Dock was going to be part of the UI, and if it is, there will be fundamental changes which make it more attractive and useful for the customers. We have no intention of "copying" Apple -- like Jobs says is so common.

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