Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
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RE[3]: Gnome is back
by superstoned on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome is back"
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Hmmmm. Gnome indeed does incorporate non-gnome code and libs. But rarely, if ever, KDE technology.

On the other hand, KDE has been depending on Glib for years. While Gnome started projects to clone Amarok and Kalzium, didn't want to use Arts, cloned DCOP into dbus (which KDE promptly adopted), there are more examples.

Gnome fans don't like KDE apps, even if they have no alternative (K3B) they rather shiped Ubuntu without a decent CD burn app for years.

Rest assured, of course both sides are guilty of NIH one time or another. But it's far more prevalent on the Gnome side. KDE works on integrating in Gnome (Klearlooks, automatic button reordering), and integrating gnome apps (GTK-Qt theme, ld_preload hack, option to disable DPI detection), and Qt even supports the Glib event loop so you can use GTK in KDE apps and vice versa. Now give me a few examples from Gnome work in integrating (instead of rewriting) KDE apps in Gnome...

True, the developers are working together more and more on lower level libraries. It might be the community who rather tells ppl 'LINUX does not support 16bit RAW images' than admitting only KDE apps like Digikam, Gwenview and Krita can do that...

And it's not true KDE has 'very few external dependencies' ->

Yes, many are 'optional' which means you CAN compile the basic KDE apps without, but you'll lose functionality. take poppler, without it you can compile okular, but of course, it can't view PDF's...

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