Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Any discussion about GNOME vs. KDE is sure to end in tears. It's basically impossible to discuss which of these two Free desktop environments is better than the other, mostly because they cater to different types of people, with different needs and expectatotions. As such, Bruce Byfield decided to look at the two platforms from a different perspective: if we consider their developmental processes, which of the two is most likely to be more successful in the coming years?
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RE[2]: There is no argument
by segedunum on Mon 30th Mar 2009 21:46 UTC in reply to "RE: There is no argument"
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I think GnomeDo is one of the strongest reasons not to use Gnome. It's based on Mono.

Yer, but as much as I've had a go at Mono around here, purely from a developer point of view, what else on Earth are they going to use? Like it or lump it, Mono is currently the path of least resistance to creating anything remotely functional with Gnome or GTK today. Beyond that, there is nothing there for developers that is acceptable.

Whether Mono is the right choice from a 'Trojan Horse' point of view or even if running everything in the CLR is the right way to go are other questions entirely.

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