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David Chisnall
Quentin Mathé
Day Sunday
Room AW1.117
Start time 12:15
End time 12:45
Duration 00:30
Event type Podium
Track GNUstep
Language English
Étoilé: Where it is, where it's going, why it isn't there yet

Étoilé is a Desktop Environment for Unix based on the GNUstep frameworks. It focuses on the notions of modularity and small components, collaboration, persistence and flexibility.

In this presentation, we will take a look at the Étoilé history back to 2004 when the project started, and why we haven't yet released a version aimed at end users.

Over the years we realized more experimentation time was needed to succeed. Which has gradually led the project to take a more radical and slow path. We will explain how and why we changed our priorities and expanded the scope of the project in several directions.

We will also discuss the project status, our current work and what can be expected in 2010.