Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 09:16 UTC, submitted by Rahul
GTK+ "The primary goal of Project Ridley is to cut down on the number of problem libraries that are part of the GNOME platform. We propose to do this by moving functionality into GTK+, wherever it makes sense. These libraries are generally small, undermaintained, and buggy."
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Project Ridley
by Lunitik on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 22:22 UTC
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If this results in more manageable development for programmers, this will be very very good. If this allows for better speeds, albeit with more memory usage, I think this will be a very good thing. The better maintenance already means a better product though.

So long as this is done correctly, and we end up with something like Qt+kdelibs (ie, two libs that provide gnome and non-gnome functionality - which is what I read as the goal) then this wont be bad for anyone imo.

Everyone complains about how bad GNOME is to maintain, Slack even dropped gnome all together because its simply not manageable. This is certainly bad press for GNOME, so to avoid any more repeats can't hurt.

I'm happy this is finally being done now, should have been done during the GTK2.x development all that time ago, but I suppose late is better than never.

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