Ieri c’è stata l’attesa release dell’ambiente desktop KDE 4.1. Parallelamente, ho trovato un documento interessante che spiega le direzioni di sviluppo del suo principale competitore (per il desltop linux), ovvero GNOME. Ecco qualche link…
July 29, 2008. The KDE Community today released KDE 4.1.0. This release is the second feature release of the KDE 4 series, sporting new applications and newly developed features on top of the Pillars of KDE4.
Gnome 3.0, the next major release of the Unix and Linux desktop, was one of the conference’s main topics. There have been intense discussions whether Gnome is stagnating in recent weeks – the twice yearly updates to the current 2.x series deliver steady, but rarely spectacular, new features and improvements.
Gnome co-founder Frederico Mena-Quintero concentrated on the traditional document-centred desktop. Whilst users have no problems with emails, chat or music, they often have trouble finding their documents. Rather than a folder view, he espouses a journal, which shows documents sorted chronologically. According to Mena-Quintero, the idea is nothing new, but with a sensible GUI and in tandem with functions such as tags, it could offer significant improvements for users.