version 1.2 seems good
As of version 1.2 the builds seem to work good. Granted the things like the interface features and graphics certainly need work, being very basic. Though for older versions it would have been too soon to worry about such things.
Maybe if the interface and graphics could be separate files within the 3dshell folder and not built into the engine itself, so that those files could be changed at anytime without recompiling, well that would be cool. The desktop really should be modular and extendable, without having its core needing to be rebuilt each time something is changed. Other applications should be able to make use of the engine, such as webrowsers, games, filemanagers. Basically similar to firefox and its extensions or some 3d games like quake. Making the core like that would allow 3rd parties to develop the graphics and whatever applications and extensions, freeing up the developers to purely focus on the core.
It is a very good start though, hopefully it will not become just another lame 3d shell failure, eventually abandoned and ignored.
New solutions thats what we need.
We need a real solution to the versioning mess.
Update dependancy A brakes Dependancy B , update B brakes G, H, R and Q.... Update those things brakes critical system files or overwrites system config files ... Reinstall the system brakes updates... brakes brakes brakes....
Sorry for the rant about things braking. However by now someone should have found a real solution and not just reinvented the wheel. Since lots of software today uses autoconf, automake, auto.... It makes sense to improve things there and not just switch to something else that may or may not be better. If we can't get the old stuff right, what hope is there for anything new?
Right now I would like to suggest creating a powerful gui app capable of using the existing autotools and compensating for thier shortcomings...
Of course I am probably wrong and lame for even suggesting solving the shortcomings of the existing autotools and development processes.
Heck at least linux is cleaner and more stable than windows.