KDE hacker Aaron Seigo has a lengthy retrospective of KDE in 2009
on his blog. "2009 was also the year that we finally got rid of the old system tray protocol and replaced it with one that is infinitely more flexible and allows us to better service users and software developers alike. At least some GNOME implementations will be picking this up in 2010 as well as an added bonus. For me this was one of those important advancements not only on a practical level but also symbolically: the system tray was one of those systems designed in the 90s for the reality of the 90s. We are committed to designing software for the 2000s, and doing the hard work even for the 'small' things (and being able to actually pull it off successfully) shows that those aren't just words.
" A look forward at KDE in 2010 is promised for later in the week.
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