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mikieboy 07-27-2004 06:58 PM

What is the difference between Gnome and Dropline Gnome
 
What is the difference between Gnome 2.6 as included with Slackware 10 and Dropline Gnome? I have looked at info on Dropline but am no wiser.:confused:

tekhead2 07-27-2004 07:03 PM

Well the Old Gnome still runs XFree86 for the Xserver, but DropLine Gnome runs the original X.org xserver. XFree86 did some crazy stuff with thier licensing and now nobody will touch em.

mikieboy 07-27-2004 07:26 PM

Thanks for the prompt reply

That explains why Slack 10 uses X.Org instead of Xfree86. But in terms of usability, features or whatever is there any noticeable difference between Gnome and Dropline? I'm happy enough with Gnome 2.6, i'ts just that I'm curious to know if Dropline is better in some way.

tekhead2 07-27-2004 07:46 PM

Honestly I dont think that there is much. I know that X.org has been around alot longer. But I think its just a political thing....

mikieboy 07-27-2004 07:55 PM

OK and thanks. I can go and find something else to puzzle about.

Komakino 07-27-2004 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by tekhead2
Honestly I dont think that there is much. I know that X.org has been around alot longer. But I think its just a political thing....
Are you sure? I was under the impression that X.org split from the XFree86 project when the license changed from 1.0 to 1.1, taking with them a slightly older version of X11 (XFree86 4.4.0 RC3) based around the old license, then created X.org from that.

In fact, from the x.org website:
Quote:

On 22nd January 2004, the original members of X.Org and several industry participants announced the formation of The X.Org Foundation.
Which would imply that x.org has been around a good decade or so less than XFree86.

Though I'm confused by the difference between X.org and the X.org Foundation.

tekhead2 07-27-2004 07:58 PM

I figured since it was basically the old crew that they would know X best. I still dont know which one it is either. Im pretty sure your right though. Since the X foundation, is pretty much old school unix and they would never give out anything for free! LOL!

justin_p 07-29-2004 12:52 PM

check out my response in this forum

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=Dropline


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