It was the 20 Mar 2000 23:28:32 GMT...
> : XFree86 4.0 is already out.
> My bad. Oops... :)
It does Just Fine(TM) on my machine. And with it, I got rid of having
Netscape display its icons in black-and-white.
> : And don't forget that we've got three major steps to GNOME 2.0
> : scheduled for this year:
> : April GNOME will give us a little overhaul and general improvement of
> : the suite again, preserving compatibility.
> : August GNOME will release Nautilus, the Eazel file manager developed
> : by members of the original Mac development team, and Evolution (the
> : mail/groupware app) upon the GNOME world.
> Really, I had no idea that GNOME was progressing so quickly. I haven't
> heard nearly as much noise about it as I have about KDE recently.
The GNOME project don't make as much noise as KDE (usually).
Quote:> I didn't realize that Nautilus and Evolution were coming up so soon.
Nautilus is already a usable piece of software, for sufficiently small
values of "usable", that is. A very, very impressive file manager.
Quote:> I didn't mean to offend. Personally, my desktop gets its look from
> E and GNOME, and it's very sweet. Of course, I've got the KDE packages
> installed too, and use some KDE apps. But, when KDE 2 is released, I'll
> be giving the desktop another look. It seems that KDE is winning the
> hype war, at least from where I'm sitting.
Seems like it. But then, we've got two start-up companies that are
rather gung-ho about supporting GNOME, and with the adoption of GNOME
by TurboLinux, it seems that we are going to see GNOME market share go
up in Asia.
Quote:> I've been eagerly anticipating
> their new release, but have remained clueless about what's up in GNOME
> world. I think it's the state of KOffice, more than anything else, that's
> really caught people's attention.
Yes. KOffice, especially KWord, is impressive. However, as another
poster has pointed out, Gnumeric is probably the best free spreadsheet
out there and it is rapidly evolving.
Quote:> Last I'd heard AbiWord and GNUmeric didn't really offer the kind of
> integration (embedable parts) that KOffice apps do/will. Is there an
> effort underway to move in that direction?
AbiWord has GNOME integration to some degree, and I think there are
people trying to get Bonobo support into it.
When I'm out in the sun too long, I don't just think along a
tangent... I /AM/ one.
-- Dwight A. Lee