Novell Ximian Services

On day 3 of the Novell-Ximian experience, things in perspective are much
better than expected on the first day. First of all, as Nat
in this mail
, he and Miguel are pretty much in charge
of all the Linux desktop and Open Source strategy at Novell, which means, as
you can imagine, just only good things, given the vision and skills of both of them.
Also, all client-side development made by Novell Ximian Services will be made,
since the beginning, in the public. This is to avoid situations like the printing
support in XD2, which couldn’t be integrated into the GNOME core, since it wasn’t
known outside Ximian.

On other things, libgda
& libgnomedb 0.91 have been released


Novell Ximian Services

It’s now official: Novell
acquires Ximian
. Ximian will become Novell Ximian Services, and all its employees
will continue to work on the same projects (Evolution, Ximian Desktop, Red Carpet, Mono).

This is big news for us, Ximian employees, since it means we will have much more
resources for all the projects we are working on right now and will give us the
possibility of working on new amazing projects.

As always, a lot of different reactions:



Evolution 1.4.4 is
. It includes a lot of changes from the Sun hackers to make
Evolution keyboard navigable, which is required for the accessibility
work they are also doing for Evolution.