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[News] K Desktop Environment and GNOME Compared, Planned at Summits

  • Subject: [News] K Desktop Environment and GNOME Compared, Planned at Summits
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:11:40 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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GNOME 3.0 Determines Boston Summit

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| While the European Linux scene has been busy with 
| KDE and Qt, a relatively unnoticed but important 
| gathering occurred in the U.S. to determine the 
| future of the GNOME desktop: the GNOME Boston Summit 
| 2009.


Developer Days 2009: Qt Grows

,----[ Quote ]
| During the conference, we spotted many of the new 
| N900 Maemo based devices. Developers were largely 
| happy about this new piece of hardware, and were 
| excited to see good progress on this front. With 
| Maemo having announced official support for Qt on 
| Maemo 5, the Qt ecosystem showed great interest in 
| this new platform. Less than 24 hours after getting 
| their hands on it, the KDE team attending the Maemo 
| summit which was held last weekend in Amsterdam, the 
| hackers around Marijn Kruisselbrink showed Plasma 
| running on the N900. Maemo 6 (Harmattan) is already 
| planned for the fourth quarter of this year, leaving 
| the impression that Maemo's transition to Qt is 
| progressing quickly, opening exciting opportunities 
| for Qt developers to dive into mobile development 
| and open and hackable phones. Lucky guy of the 
| conference was definitely KDE's Sandro Andrade who 
| won two contests in a row. Sandro will be going home 
| with an N900 and a new T-shirt. Daniel Kihlberg who 
| handed over the prizes suggested Sandro should play 
| lotto that same day.


comparing "KDE 4" and "GNOME 3" 

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| What these blog entries are usually comparing is not 
| "KDE 4" with "GNOME 3" but two of the KDE 4 
| workspace components, Plasma and KWin, with gnome-
| shell. Little more than that is compared in most of 
| them when the topic is "KDE 4 or GNOME 3?". This is 
| unfortunate because KDE 4 is a lot more than just 
| the KDE Workspace, which is just one product that 
| comes from KDE, just as GNOME 3 will be more than 
| just gnome-shell.



Boston GNOME Summit 2009

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| I spent this weekend in Boston for the annual
| GNOME summit. I really enjoyed it this year,
| although there were fewer attendees than
| previously it felt very focussed and productive.
| Thereâs some cool stuff going on, and itâs
| always great to catch up with all of the usual
| free software suspects in Boston.


Telepathy Q&A from the Boston GNOME Summit

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| The first Telepathy session session on Saturday
| evening at the Boston GNOME Summit was very much
| of a Q&A where myself and Will answered various
| technical and roadmap issues from a handful of
| developers and downstream distributors. It
| showed me that thereâs a fair amount of roadmap
| information we should do better at communicating
| outside of the Telepathy project, so in the hope
| its useful to others, read onâ


Gnome Summit (@MIT)

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| For this yearâs gnome summit I decided to
| attend. I wanted to see what was going on and
| keep in touch with various people in the FOSS
| community. While Iâm not a gnome hacker
| myself, I have made gnome apps, plugins and
| know some of the people working on new
| things.

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