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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RE: why not Etoile?
by on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 13:43 UTC

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I am not involved in GNUstep/Etoile. Actually I am using KDE and I also coded some stuff for it. But I like GNUstep, I at least know some Objective-C and I think it is a pity GNUstep has so few developers.

The main problem of GNUstep is that all Linux-distributions treat it stepmotherly. Another problem, of course, is the total lack of programs like a browser. Without the basic set of applications people will not use it. And a more modern looking theme would of course be needed, too.

But the GNstep framework is good and with some more people working on it, it could become a good alternative to KDE/GNOME. If Komodo would use GNUstep as the default DE, it would help GNUstep/Etoile because some people would start using it and because the Komodo developers could help GNUstep/Etoile. But it would also help Komodo because GNUstep/Etoile is much further then their home-brewn DE based on Mono and Cairo.

I rather see two small projects that have sort of the same goal combine their efforts, then two small projects that have no users because they are too small to compete.

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