On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, John P. Looney wrote:
> Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 08:05:45 +0000
> From: John P. Looney <valen at tuatha.org>
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] [ILUG-SOCIAL] Microsoft Ruling and Gnome 2.6 release,
> how about a POTD Next Wednesday? (fwd)
>> On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:33:43PM +0000, Alan Horkan mentioned:
> > (The Porter House
> > http://www.porterhousebrewco.com/> > currently having an Irish Beer and Whiskey festival but unfortunately that
> > ends on the 20th).
> > So who else is on for a POTD?!
>> It's been far too long since there has been an ILUG POTD. I'd be on for
> it, and the porterhouse is always a good spot for such things. 26th, you
> say ? Excellent.
>> Does this mean Gnome uses network objects finally, or is that for GNOME3 ?
Eh, no. Gnome 2.6 isn't any kind of a radical departure as far as I know
it is more of the same (although I think Nautilus in Gnome 2.4 is finally
I'm not sure if Bonobo was supposed to provide the 'network objects' but
I'm quite happy to see Gnome developers producing low level libraries
instead, I always felt like the higher level object systems should come
well after a good set of standard libraries and that the high level object
systems were largely a contrived way for Proprietary software to
interoperate because they were unwilling or unable to do it at the library
level. KParts seem pretty good though, I'm pleasant surprised when KDE
developers reuse libraries written by Gnome developers and make them even
more impressive by turning them into a KPart that can be easily reused by
all of KDE.
And anyway I never seriously believe people when they said GNOME stood for
GNU (Gnu is Not Unix) Network Object Model Enviroment, it always sounded
like false etymology and a generally silly acronym trying to over
complicate and explain something that didn't really need explanation.
I actually thought that the Kool Dekstop Enviroment (KDE) wasn't a bad
name and I didn't undestand why the KDE developers are so eager to say
that the K doesn't stand for anything.
Right so there'll be at least two of us then at the Porterhouse next
Wednesday. I'll aim to be there at 7:00 and hopefully 7:30-8:00 wont be
too late for people.
I'll make sure to wear one of my Ximian monkey t-shirts and I'll try to
bring a penguin or something.
Also if people would like Mandrake Move CDs burned (or possible other
things) given a few days warning I'd be willing to burn some CDs (with a
small charge to cover the cost of the Media).
This evening I'll add the meeting to the list of Gnome Parties 2.6 release
parties too and maybe we'll get a few random new visitors (so if the
Porter House isn't suitable someone had better say so before about 6:00
Hope to see you there.
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