User friendly Free Software Desktops

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed Jul 18 15:04:48 UTC 2001

On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 03:29:59PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at> writes:
> I've been looking already.  There are the separate KDE and GNOME
> usability lists, as well as the rox-devel and sapphire-devel lists
> which often drift into usability because of my participation, but
> LUIGUI appears to be no more and I've not found any others.  I would
> really like to join a usability list.

We need a webpage explaining the relations of the different approaches.

> > Gnustep oughtweights current MS and Linux desktop-projects by far.
> I thought it was more or less a GNU reimplementation of OpenStep or
> whatever it was called?

Yes, Nextstep and later openstep.
Still this was far head.

> > Innovation in usability do not happen suddenly, it is more like science
> > where we need the shoulder of giants. :)
> Indeed, but we need to be careful that we are not trapping ourselves
> into past mistakes "for compatibility reasons".  

Yes, but we also have to create a path for the people and their
trained knowledge.

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