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Month: November, 2003

Project teams

At the New York summit Nat brought up collaboration repeatedly, and collaboration is the theme of the bounty contest. A couple of flash demos: Kubi (skip the boring intro) and Groove (hope you can survive the horrible music). Slashdot also just posted this interview about IM which is related. Kubi and Groove have the idea […]

X Resource Monitoring

Just for Jeff, improved blame assignment for memory hogging. (This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2003-11.html#16)


Screenshots of the compositing manager prototype, also demoed live at the desktop conference yesterday. (This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2003-11.html#11)

Fedora Core 1

Fedora Core 1 is out (release notes), and it rocks: Graphical boot turned out beautifully Prelink speeds up application launching Kernel peppy and responsive Exec-shield and PIE improve security Laptop IO mode and CPU powersaving ACPI 2.6 kernel preview (not in the release, but available) Revamped the Bluecurve look GNOME 2.4 OpenOffice.org 1.1 Epiphany (This […]

Open Source Community

Does “open source community” mean the Slashdot horde and their PC views, or the contributors who are building and supporting open source software? People use the term without getting this distinction clear in their minds. (This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2003-11.html#4.2)

Linux on the desktop

Slashdot readers… wow. Get your clues here: “Retail shelf” is a distribution mechanism, and “desktop” is a usage scenario. The two are not the same. Similarly, “enterprise” is a class of user, and “server” is a usage scenario. Also not the same. Technical clue dispensed by a third party, see section 7.7. Improving software involves […]

New X

The freedesktop.org X hacking is low-profile unstableware at the moment, but one particular proposal interests me the most. Here is how I understand it, I’ll probably get it wrong: The idea is to make the X server model-view. The server stores a tree of windows as it does now. However, unlike today, it keeps the […]