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Sunnz
April 30th, 2007, 04:31 AM
Despite the fight between these two, they finally got together!!!

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS2649626642.html

I never thought they will ever get together, but now I am looking forward to see what they may come up with!!!

gorilla
April 30th, 2007, 04:44 AM
Finally? That article is from 2005..
I think the Portland initiative has already found an frustrated end?

M10.N16
April 30th, 2007, 04:48 AM
The Portland Project has actually been around for quite a while. Take a look at their wiki: http://portland.freedesktop.org/wiki/. What they've done so far is provide a unified interface for adding desktop icons, among other things; seemingly so that developers don't have to worry so much about which desktop environment users have.

Here's the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Project.

Kalixa
April 30th, 2007, 05:12 PM
I have just read about this project. It seems extremely nice. My hopes are that KDE and Gnome will merge sometimes. Having a unified DE is in my opinion something which would really help adoption of Linux.

mech7
April 30th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Yeah the crap with apps for KDE, GTK 1 / 2, and what not is very annoying. Just make it one system and make a preference how you can set the menu :confused: