Teak, the GNU desktop interface, is intended to enable users with minimal computer experience to browse the filesystem, launch programs, and perform essential file manipulations. Teak is still in the early stages of development, but here are some of the features planned for the first release:
For the second release, volunteers have offered to enhance Teak to browse FTP sites, tar files, and the like.
We have designed Teak around Guile, GNU's Ubiquitous Intelligent Language for Extension. Guile's influence will simplify Teak, keep its user interface flexible, and allow smooth communication with other GNU programs.
Teak's developer, *Jim Blandy, also works on Guile. Neither package is released yet, so Jim has put aside Teak to concentrate on Guile; after he makes the initial release of Guile, he will resume his work on Teak.
Why do we call it Teak? ``Because Teak makes a mighty fine desktop.''
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