GNOME and Operating Systems (and where my pleasure is)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:22 - GNOME
It's not rare to hear people talking of Debian as a "meta-distribution", a "supermarket of packages" where distributions can pick the bits they want. Is this something happening to GNOME? Is it a problem?
I manned the booth at FOSDEM, and the booth at Solutions Linux; at FOSDEM we had the event box computer running GNOME 2.28, and Nokia phones running Maemo exposed. And we got questions on those; in March at Solutions Linux we he had installed GNOME Shell on the event box computer, we had no phones, and I had so much more pleasure talking about the future of GNOME when demonstrating the Shell than a phone.
... and Operating Systems
On Monday there was a plenary session by the Canonical design team, and one of the point was that they were building an operating system, not just assembling bits, they were designing an operating system. Which is by the way exactly the thing William Jon McCann tried pointing to Fedora members on their desktop mailing list not so long ago.
So distributions are evolving into operating systems, what will GNOME do? what will GNOME become? I have no answer, sorry :)
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