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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Woh
by on Thu 22nd Sep 2005 18:20 UTC

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Where'd these guy coming from? This looks real interesting. I haven't read everything on the site yet, but what is the emotion engne based off (Xlib), so it's more of a native toolkit?

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RE: Woh
by fury on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 15:49 in reply to "Woh"
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2005-09-23

Where indeed! (eh, we've been here for 3 years on and off)

Emotion is more than just a graphics toolkit: it's intended to unify all the disparate APIs in Linux. Also, it's not a native toolkit anymore as of recently. It now has full graphics backend support to allow us to use the same build of Komodo with many different platforms through use of backend plugins. Right now the only working one is Xlib, and Cairo must be available for the system being used to allow drawing. Backends mostly just cover things like window properties, input events etc.

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