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A First Look at Novell Linux Desktop 9

A First Look at Novell Linux Desktop 9

Posted Nov 12, 2004 20:09 UTC (Fri) by cross (guest, #13601)
In reply to: A First Look at Novell Linux Desktop 9 by jmalcolm
Parent article: A First Look at Novell Linux Desktop 9

> I love WindowMaker but I think it is misleading to call it a GNUStep app.

You're probably right, I'm just a humble user and also speaking specifically about the very polished WindowMaker environment from SuSE. I can say that the "About" dialog thinks it's GNUStep, it says:

WindowMaker is part of the GNUStep project. The GNUStep project aims to create a free implementation of the OpenStep(tm) specification which is a [sic] object-oriented framework for creating advanced graphical, multi-platform applications ...

and WindowMaker's homepage says

"Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP[tm] user interface. ... Window Maker includes compatibility options which allow it to work with other popular desktop environments, namely GNOME and KDE

I read that as making it a NeXT like desktop environment based on GNUStep (including "Cocoa" extensions from Mac OS X) with good support for Gnome and KDE applications. That's what I use it as anyway. Whatever, we're well off-topic now.

I'm delighted to hear that it is still well supported in newer versions of SuSE.

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