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Ubuntu: We have no plans to fork GNOME

Aug 10, 2010, 01:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Von Andreas Proschofsky)

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"derStandard.at: Lot's of the work Ubuntu has been doing recently - app indicators, Messaging Menu, MeMenu - hasn't really been done upstream and is only used in Ubuntu. Are you going separate ways?

"Jono Bacon: Actually that's all upstream work, it's just that Ayatana is the upstream. So the code's completely open source, the bug tracking is open, people can hack on it. For the app indicators we also had a lot of community involvement, it was based on a Freedesktop.org spec, worked on with consultancy from KDE, we invited GNOME developers to participate in the Freedesktop discussion and proposed them to the GNOME community for inclusion, but it's not up to us, if they take it or not. It's kind of similar how other distros have done it in the past, like Novell when they developed their own main menu with Slab, they felt it added value to their distro."

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