Efficient Coding Strategy for Desktop Environment Development
imnotb at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 15:37:51 GMT 2006
I don't know the exact details, but perhaps this quite new initiative is
what you dream of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Project
On 11/12/06, Jelle de Jong <jelledejong at powercraft.nl> wrote:
> My vision is to create a widget system that is universal for all GUI
> systems. So a gnome application could be ported to trolltec or GTK
> Vincent wrote:
> > I totally agree. Can you imagine the benefit for the Linux world as a
> > whole if Ubuntu would do this? Of course, let's hope the the
> > Gnome/Ubuntu people do not unnecessarily use Gnome libs, or, when it
> > adds some non-required functionality, that there are also non-gnome-lib
> > versions. That'd really be great.
> > On 11/11/06, *Cody Somerville* <cody.somerville at gmail.com
> > <mailto:cody.somerville at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > For those of you not on the primary devel mailing list, I thought
> > you might like to read the following:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: *Elias Humbolt * <elias at asb-online.at
> > <mailto:elias at asb-online.at>>
> > Date: Nov 11, 2006 1:56 PM
> > Subject: Efficient Coding Strategy for Desktop Environment
> > To: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com <mailto:
> ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> > How more Code could be shared between "competing" Desktops
> > I understand Ubuntu as a project where people of different interests
> > and
> > origin build their dreams together on common ground. We have come
> > but it is still far to go until we can really say, we live/develop
> > following the concept mentioned above.
> > At the current time I still see talent, time and energy wasted by
> > Ubuntu
> > family members of different religion each one trying to reinvent
> > own wheel. Instead they should create one stable felly together and
> > apply their unique touch to it by adding their custom hub cap.
> > A good example for illustration is network-manager. The deamon
> > in the background represents the felly, the common ground. And the
> > and KDE GUIs represent the individual hub caps.
> > This approach ensures there are not two incompatible implementations
> > the same problem in Ubuntu like powernowd and kpowersaved. And work
> > not lost, like all the KDE attempts to create a config utility for
> > devices. Or even like with dcop which will be replaced by dbus in
> > Possibly dcop could be what dbus is nowadays, if only this
> > would not have been hidden inside kdelibs, unaccessible for anybody
> > interested, only to be available when installing kdelibs and even
> the QT
> > library which it depends on.
> > For that reason huge coding efforts are lost for ever, programming
> > hours
> > wasted, because of course it does not make sense for KDE to maintain
> > dcop if dbus is around anyway and fulfils the same purpose.
> > Consequently, we should ensure in the future, that this does not
> > again. Common grounds must be found, universal tools created,
> > shared.
> > The next best candidates would be:
> > Power Management and Laptop Buttons
> > Both could be handled by a daemon and controled by an individual GUI
> > each desktop environment. Other candidates could certainly be
> > identified.
> > Great things could be acieved if Ubuntu when all it's flavours act
> > a big family. The efforts of the one family member should also be
> > beneficial for the other members as well.
> > Wasn't this the idea of Open Source anyway?
> > <
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EfficientCodingStrategySpec
> > Elias
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