Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Android ?
by Dr.Mabuse on Fri 27th Jul 2012 15:48 UTC
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2009-05-19

Could the Android GUI eventually find it's way onto a Linux distribution? With a little imagination, it could be adapted for PC mouse/keyboard usage. A quick search on this subject matter doesn't reveal much.

(Sidenote: It seems a lot people want to run Linux GUIs on Android devices, which is a little odd ... To me anyway.)

I'm sure there would be many technical and philosophical hurdles to over-come (see all the issues just getting kernel level changes back into Linux), but it could provide a standard environment for developers to target.

I only think about this from time to time, because of all the fragmentation on the Linux Desktop. Some environments are nice to use (Linux Mint is decent) but Ubuntu lost me with Unity.

If we're going for the big-button touch look, then give me the real McCoy!

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RE: Android ?
by moondevil on Fri 27th Jul 2012 16:14 in reply to "Android ?"
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2005-07-08

Could the Android GUI eventually find it's way onto a Linux distribution?


Not with the typical Java hate Android gets.

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RE[2]: Android ?
by Dr.Mabuse on Fri 27th Jul 2012 16:20 in reply to "RE: Android ?"
Dr.Mabuse Member since:
2009-05-19

"Could the Android GUI eventually find it's way onto a Linux distribution?


Not with the typical Java hate Android gets.
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Yes, this is a fair point. :-(

With Mono operating under Gnome and the NDK being available for Android as well I wonder why there isn't a side project *somewhere* for this?

I guess I'll just stick with Xfce. *shrugs*

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RE: Android ?
by pgeorgi on Fri 27th Jul 2012 17:25 in reply to "Android ?"
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2010-02-18

And if you put a traditional desktop on the second virtual terminal (or another Desktop, so the animations can do their magic), you get an approximation of Windows 8: Big Button UI with fallback for legacy apps!

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