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Re: project goal Re: Release schedule


From: Yen-Ju Chen
Subject: Re: project goal Re: Release schedule
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 16:54:14 -0400

So I think it is more appropriate to say
that GNUstep is ready to support a desktop environment,
but is not a desktop environment yet. :P
Lack of developers is the biggest problem.

Yen-Ju

From: Boudewijn Rempt <address@hidden>
To: "Yen-Ju Chen" <address@hidden>, address@hidden
Subject: Re: project goal Re: Release schedule
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 21:57:15 +0200

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On Thursday 17 April 2003 14:58, Yen-Ju Chen wrote:

>   Again, there is no GNUstep desktop environment,

Yes, so I read. But still, if a toolkit demands daemons to run, pretty much
presupposes certain capabilities in the window manager (don't run a GNUstep
under kwin, for instance), and if the whole infrastructure seems inspired by
a classic desktop environment, I feel that it seems to as close to one as
makes no difference. Without that environment, GNUstep applications are so
much less useful. With that environment, you get a very fine user experience.
Or, currently, a hint of what that experience could be. I'd really like to
have that experience.

A mere toolkit is, generally speaking, a lot more independent from the
environment it's running in. I mean, you don't miss out on functionality if
you run a sole motif app in KDE, or a sole Qt app in Gnome. But having that
dictionary app about makes GNUmail more useful, and so on.

- --
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.valdyas.org/index2.html
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