Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Nov 2009 17:45 UTC
Google Okay, so it's not an actual release as Arrington predicted last week, but Google will indeed take the wraps off its Chrome OS tomorrow. The company will hold an event tomorrow at its company headquarters in Mountain View, California, where it will unveil its plans for the operating system. Update: An OSNews reader has uncovered possible evidence that Chrome OS uses X, Clutter, and Slim.
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RE: Something I bumped into
by vivainio on Wed 18th Nov 2009 19:28 in reply to "Something I bumped into"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

And to elaborate those links for the illiterate, the interesting parts are:

- It uses X
- Clutter! Does this mean they are foregoing Gtk+ altogether? Perhaps they don't use the current Chromium UI at all, and just use Clutter directly?
- It will use this login manager:

http://slim.berlios.de/

- Anyone know what "hostpad" is? Any chance this could be the "desktop shell"?

In any case, if that list is what they are using from Linux, it wildly deviates from the run-of-the-mill Linux distros. And it's not unlike the Litl Easel system.

Edited 2009-11-18 19:35 UTC

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RE[2]: Something I bumped into
by elanthis on Wed 18th Nov 2009 19:55 in reply to "RE: Something I bumped into"
elanthis Member since:
2007-02-17

Clutter does not replace gtk as a toolkit. Clutter offers a nice canvas-like scene graph but no traditional GUI widgets. So unless google implemented a whole new toolkit in top of clutter chances are they are using gtk with clutter.

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RE[2]: Something I bumped into
by kragil on Wed 18th Nov 2009 20:05 in reply to "RE: Something I bumped into"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Very interesting. Great find.

It just seems to be Moblin+Chrome.

Linux, Conman, X, Clutter, GTK etc is just Moblin.

Over at LWN I read that the kernel teams for Android and Chrome OS are very different, so it seems highly unlikely that Dalvik and Android will be part of Chrome OS.(Android depends on a lot of out of tree kernel patches)

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RE[2]: Something I bumped into
by Adam S on Wed 18th Nov 2009 20:11 in reply to "RE: Something I bumped into"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

This doesn't "prove" anything. Maybe some of the components are based off of one of these programs. Maybe it contains some of the code. Maybe it it used in a non-standard way.

I'm just saying, this isn't proof for me.

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RE[2]: Something I bumped into
by zibalas on Thu 19th Nov 2009 07:46 in reply to "RE: Something I bumped into"
zibalas Member since:
2009-11-19

Noooooo not the X ;)

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RE: Something I bumped into
by smoerk on Thu 19th Nov 2009 16:20 in reply to "Something I bumped into"
smoerk Member since:
2009-07-10

tpm-emulator, interesting

the GUI will not be based on GTK+, I believe the use clutter for building their own stuff. More WebOS like.

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