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 OSNews: Interview with freedesktop.org Members

OSNews published a very interesting Q&A with the main members of freedesktop.org: founder Havoc Pennington, Keith Packard & Jim Gettys, Waldo Bastian and David Zeuthen. They discuss the new freedesktop.org goals that now go further simple interoperability issues between DEs, accessibility, the role of KDE/Qt in the road to interoperability with Gnome/GTK+, the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and how it can help software to properly interact with hardware and lots of brand new X Server information and technical details (a project which aims to replace XFree86) and much more. Keith Packard also posted in the article a preliminary screenshot of a version of MacOSX's Expose window management feature, running on this new X Server.

 (Submitted by Anonymous Tue Nov 25, 2003 )


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