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Slashdot: Miguel de Icaza Tells All!

Apr 04, 2000, 19:42 (0 Talkback[s])

"In his responses to the Slashdot interview, Miguel shares the deadly truth about GNOME, the shocking story of the future of Bonobo and CORBA, and the titillating tale of adventure and intrigue that lies deep within the bowels of popular Free Software development projects. Okay, so it's not all that shocking, but Miguel has brought us some really great news and answers from his neck of the open source woods...."

"During the initial development of GNOME, we did not have a lot of time to discuss and incorporate ideas that flooded constantly. But later we realized that many genuinely good ideas were dropped because we did not have time to implement them at the pace they were coming (the standard reply in the early days of GNOME was `Want something changed? send a patch'. And we have basically changed this)."

"So the User Interface Improvements project was started to address this problem. It is coordinated by Jim Cape, and he works with other users and programmers to bring these usability changes into GNOME."

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