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Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE[3]: Novell Shows Off
by aseigo on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 17:08 UTC
aseigo
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2005-07-06

nice theory, doesn't work in the real world. so we need real world solutions. welcome "freedesktop.org", where we make all desktops hospitable for all apps.

given that people are happily (and often without knowing it) running apps from multiple desktop projects simultaneously all the time, i think we're succeeding. what gaps there are, we continue to fill in.

so we're accomplishing the goal ("all applications happily run under") without throwing out the benefits of competition, risk spreading, or having to make a one-size-fits-all non-solution

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RE[4]: Novell Shows Off
by Guppetto on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Novell Shows Off"
Guppetto Member since:
2005-07-06

Aseigo,

Is KDE 4 group open to using the XGL server for KDE with Arthor as the backend drawing library or is the standard Xserver (Version 7) the current target. Has their been any communication with the Novell group about the XGL server. Since we had the announcment of their closed door development, no one has really spoke on whether any of the parties interested in XGL had communicated. Can you shed some light on the matter?

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RE[5]: Novell Shows Off
by superstoned on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Novell Shows Off"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

i'm no aseigo of course, but i think i can say it's very unlikely XGL won't benefit KDE. i'm not entirely sure i get the precise situation, but i think it would be rather easy to write a arthur-backend for XGL.

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