Saturday, November 27, 2004


Just to have another system of the open-source community opposing the closed source solution just presented I have to mention X-Desktop. X-Desktop aims to bring the a skinnable windowing metaphor to the web. And they do that pretty well. The project might not have evolved much since it has been orginially released (about 2 years ago). It's comprised of a few JavaScript files which provide an API to open, close and arrage skinned inline windows on any website.

You probably find some bugs that are worth fixing but basically it's a very stable software all in all. I have started using it, when it first came out and was still published under a non-commercial license. Those guys do not have it so much with licensing and I guess it's still not perfectly clear, how you can utilize the API in commecial projects.