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[2]: Imagine
by fury on Fri 23rd Sep 2005 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Imagine"
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I don't want to throw away anything! We are not just ignoring KDE and GNOME and Apple and Microsoft and BeOS etc. Years ago we had _different_ ideas about what those pieces of software were to become than we do now. As such actually doing the things we want inside the older frameworks takes much more time than doing a clean from-scratch implementation.

Komodo will comply with Freedesktop standards and integrate Freedesktop software everywhere that is appropriate, such that Komodo can support software which expects this stuff. Do you want us to WAIT until we are an "existing platform" BEFORE we start doing this stuff, or do you want us to integrate it all in from the start so that it feels tight! Duh!

I'm not concerned with what GNOME or KDE does with the FD software/standards. They can do what they want. I just know that _I_ will be implementing that infrastructure into my platform right away so it's all a natural fit.

Development in FOSS can work design by committee, especially when you replace "committee" with "community" and put more emphasis on design. Then you get

"Development in FOSS can work design by community", where the community is not just jumping up and throwing some random code down but actually considering their actions and doing what is sound design/usability-wise.

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