>> 1. From the gnu homepage:
>> "The GNU Project started in 1984 to develop a complete free Unix-like
>> operating system."
>> 2. From the Highest Priority list:
>> "Develop a substitute, which runs on GNU systems, for some very popular
>> or very important application that
>> many non-programmers use on Windows, and which has no comparable
>> free equivalent now. "
>> I think that all the components for a really great OS exist:
>> GNU/Linux , as the kernel and base, use debian,redhat,slackware or
>> XFree86 , the most widely used windowing system on unix
>> KDE , a new great gui that runs on top of X
>KDE can't hold a candle to GNOME.
>> The only problem with this is that KDE depends on QT which is not free,
>> this raises various problems (see
>> http://www.redhat.com/redhat/qtlicense.html ).
>> Wouldn't writing a GPL:ed replacement for QT be the ideal GNU project
>> and among the highest in priority ??
>Even if there were a free qt replacement, kde would be crappy, cos it lacks
>support for Guile scripting and the SCWM. Thus Kde is obsolete.
And it is indeed a well-known fact that KDE includes a daemon that
looks for any processes called anything similar to "guile" and kills
it, as well as doing a regular "find" to find and stomp out any code
that is neither written in C++ nor linked to Qt. SCWM would get
"nuked" from several perspectives under that policy.
(Before flaming, think about how likely this is to be true, and
what it is responding to...)
Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
-- Henry Spencer <http://www.hex.net/~cbbrowne/lsf.html>