freedesktop.org Platform - preparing for Release 1
christian.loose at hamburg.de
Wed Jan 28 20:31:33 GMT 2004
Am Mittwoch, 28. Januar 2004 19:39 schrieb Alexander Neundorf:
> Hi Daniel,
> your mail is quite terse, I guess that's the reason why there wasn't much
I agree. There is also some stuff in it that seem to be either too GNOME
specific (intltool) or too confusing (xlibs).
> On Tuesday 20 January 2004 11:03, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > Hey dudes,
> > I've just been appointed freedesktop.org release manager and am looking
> > towards a freedesktop.org Platform release. I'm in the middle of tying
> > up all our xlibs stuff (working out where existing modules are, cleaning
> > them up, importing Xpm/Xaw), and making an xlibs release, then we get to
> > look towards the fd.o Platform.
> > Basically, the platform will contain:
> What is the "freedesktop.org Platform" ?
> > * xlibs - our xlibs repository, maintained by Keith/Jim;
> > * xserver - our X server, maintained by Keith/Jaymz/Eric;
> > + probably won't release with first platform
> Doesn't X come from xfree86.org ? Or is this Xouvert ? Or yet another X
> software ?
> > * Cairo - this thing rocks;
> What is it ?
A vector graphic library that supports different output targets (X Window,
image buffer, PostScript). AFAIK people are starting to use this as engine
for rendering GTK+ widgets.
You can find more information on http://www.freedesktop.org/cairo.
> > * D-BUS - pretty fundamental, desktop-wise;
> Ah yes, D-BUS will probably be a nice thing :-)
> But probably not before KDE 4. Or can we support it earlier ?
Is its API already stable?
> > * intltool - the GNOME folks want to move it anyway;
> Something about internationalization ? Does KDE need/can KDE use it ? AFAIK
> i18n works quite good in KDE.
Looking at debian's description for the package
(http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/intltool.en.html) it seems to be
rather GNOME specific.
> > * scrollkeeper - ditto;
> What's that ?
I'm not sure...Maybe this http://scrollkeeper.sourceforge.net/ ?
> So, at least for me to many unknown things to get to excited about the
> news. Maybe you can clarify a bit ?
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