The source is here.RaptorEmperor wrote:Any links to an updated source?
Cairo Shell is "open source," not "free."
The license, just like the new site, might not even have correct information though.
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Well, actually, you can choose icons in Windows, as well. You can find Windows 98 icons in Windows XP. So having more than one icon set in ReactOS wouldn't necessarily be any different than how Windows does things. I'm still not 100% convinced that Cairo is open-source, though. I'm wondering if they're just full of BS.manuel wrote:I suggest that reactos has an option in the control panel that allows to activate a group of icons from a list, similar to the change of icons in abyword, it could have the tango icons, cairo and other, we select one of the list and reactos it changes its appearance.
if it is using the .net framework then at the moment it is uselessI installed Cairo on XP but it does not work. Why?
Cairo is not officially supported on Windows XP, however some users have had success. Please be sure you have .NET 3.5 installed.
Well, if you're not allowed to branch the project, and can only contribute to the main branch, it's not really free code, since the code has restrictions on it. I hope the Cairo team decides to eventually distribute it under a free software license. Has the team considered releasing Cairo under a free software license? Maybe some kind of compromise could be reached, such as releasing the last release under an free software license whenever a new version comes out? That could draw developers to develop for the most up-to-date branch, but still allow for some measure of software freedom so it doesn't look like Cairo is using free software developers as free labor for a non-free software project. I think the MIT license might allow something like this.patternjake wrote:A bit of clarity:
Cairoshell was indeed closed source software, but they released the source code under the GPL license. The website at github is out of date. The team over at Element Software have been working on builds which implement missing features in Cairo.
The latest build out is at (M3) : http://jcxp.info/forums/index.php?s=7e4 ... topic=2630
You can view the development status here : http://jcxp.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=2553&st=0
We are working towards M4, which is highly likely it will be merged into the main git repository once the WPF explorer is out.
If people are looking to run this on ReactOS, I would not bother. Its a WPF application, which requires .NET 3.5 in order to run.
The only remote possible way of running this on ReactOS would be to try and use Mono, but it would still be crippled. Sorry
Forgot to add : Cairoshell have released the project open source, but they do not want new projects stemmed off of it, all contributions can only go back to Cairo itself. It is still thier property in all respects.