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October 11, 2006

Portland 1.0 Released

Filed under: GNOME, KDE, Software, Technolgoy — rakeshvk @ 6:14 pm

Nearly a year in the making, the OSDL and freedesktop.org today announced general availability of Portland 1.0, the first set of common interfaces for GNOME and KDE desktops. This support may be a small step for GNOME and KDE, but it’s a giant leap for the Linux desktop.

These first common interfaces are a set of command line tools, xdg-utils. These first command line tools can be used by ISVs (independent software vendors) to help install software and provide access to the system while the application is running.

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