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Mon, 24 Nov 2003 22:45:34 -0800 (PST)
Can anyone comment on the current state of implementation of the various
FreeDesktop.org specifications, specifically the ones listed at
http://www.freedesktop.org/Standards/Home under the "Formally Blessed" and
"specifications that have pretty good de facto adoption/agreement"
headings? I know not all of these apply specifically to GNUstep itself, as
it is not a complete Desktop Environment. How does XDND work? Does anyone
here know what, if anything, SPECIFICALLY, is broken?
Also, I know that in the past some folks has mentioned their intention to
at least attempt to adhere to some of the freedesktop.org specifications,
and I would like to implore those folks to make official contact with the
guys over at the freedesktop.org mailing lists so they know we're alive
and kicking. I had a couple hour long conversation with the folks over in
#freedesktop on irc.freenode.org, and they need to be hearing from us if
we truly do plan on supporting or implementing some of their specs. The
general opinion was "Since GNUstep developers have never contacted us,
they are not using or planning on using any of our specs" which I don't
really think is the case, but it was their collective opinion
To re-iterate, what are the plans for freedesktop.org standards adoption?
We don't live in a vacuum, and frankly I'd really love to see GNUstep and
any WM's written for GNUstep play nice with other apps and such.
All comments are welcome.
- Freedesktop.org specs,
Alex Perez <=