"Christian: What are Red Hat's expectations and hopes for
Dave: We had always hoped that GNOME would bring to Linux (and
other UNIX-like systems) a modern desktop with true open source
licensing. That has been realized and now we look at GNOME in many
different lights. First of all it gives us a good backbone to
develop applications on a variety of levels. For example, with the
new GTK+-framebuffer port we can build applications for small
devices, while at the same time we are working on local Apache
configuration tools with PyGNOME. This is powerful and reaches
areas we probably didn't expect. As to our current aspirations for
GNOME I guess that would be to continue to fill in all of these
spaces, and hopefully to surprise us even more."
..."Christian: The first step towards getting GNOME 2.0 out the
door is GTK+ 2.0 reaching its first stable release. What is the
your current educated guess for a release date for GTK+ 2.0?
Dave: Ha! I will not fall into that trap! Lets just say soon.
Keep in mind that people at Red Hat aren't the only ones working on
GTK+, we just have the co-maintainers working here. Because of that
we have to make sure that people who contribute in their spare
time, as well as other GNOME related companies get their patches,
feature requests, and bug reports in before we release the official
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