Gnome Reality check
Posted Apr 19, 2007 20:24 UTC (Thu) by hingo
Parent article: The GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative
Excuse me for ruining the party, but: "...which have pushed the edge within the desktop and beyond. Examples included the libxml2 library, Pango, Project Utopia (which had the goal of making hardware "just work"), Network Manager, and now the Power Manager work."
How were any of these examples pushing the edge of anything but implementing stuff that was available in Windows and Mac already? Ok, so maybe Pango, but still... I know that our free desktops have innovated lots of stuff - beginning with the ability to have several virtual desktops in all ancient X desktops to kio_slaves in KDE. But sometimes I'm amazed at how some (especially this seems to be Gnome) developers seem to be living in a cave and rejoicing of their landmark innovation of a circular device used for transportation (the wheel).
Other than that, going back to our main topic, looks like an interesting and timely effort. I'm sure GTK/Gnome will be a heavy contender in the mobile arena.
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