Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Apr 2006 13:59 UTC
Gnome "Despite the head start that KDE enjoyed, the large number of KDE users and developers, and Linus Torvalds personally endorsing KDE, GNOME has won the desktop environment battle. The final victory came with the third piece of a corporate trifecta, giving GNOME the official nod from Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and finally Novell. The question is, will the triumph of GNOME lead to the rise or downfall of the Linux desktop?" Run Forrest! Run!
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Coding for GNOME and KDE
by jimmystewpot on Sat 29th Apr 2006 15:34 UTC
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I have done some extensive coding for GNOME to port several applications we used in our business away from Windows so that It would work on Linux desktops. Initially we went with Redhat (not my choice but a political decision). After some time of writing the applications we kept on getting into issues where the code was getting so big and a pain, we as developers found that we constantly hit walks with GNOME. After a group of us decided to pitch in some over time we wrote the entire application for KDE (based on some recommendations from some other application developers ) Its got more functionality, its a fraction of the size and have since moved all desktops in the company across to Kubuntu and SuSe. Overall for US in OUR situation GNOME was a horrific nightmare to develop and manage our inhouse bespoke applications. Moving forward we are putting a plan together to start making the applications web based so that we can start to hvae more offices and better scalability, less support.

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