GNOME Desktop project 10 years old!
Exactly 10 years ago, on 15th August 1997, Miguel de Icaza started his first announcement about GNOME Desktop project with this words:
We want to develop a free and complete set of user friendly applications and desktop tools, similar to CDE and KDE but based entirely on free software:
- We want the applications to have a common look and feel, and to share as many visual elements and UI concepts as possible.
- We want to use the GTK toolkit as our toolkit for writing the applications.
- We want to encourage people to contribute code and to test the code, so that the software will compile out of the box by using GNU's tools for automatic source configuration.
Looking at how the desktops looked with early releases, GNOME desktop environment has surely come a long way to provide us with a beautiful and useful environment we love and use today.
Happy birthday GNOME!