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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I don't think so
by Ignacius on Mon 30th Mar 2009 22:02 UTC
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I don't think Gnome has lost momentum. What is clear is that some parts of it has never been writen an so, part of them and actually being builded. Just see projects such as clutter ( the lack of a gtk/gnome canvas was a very weak point ), webkit, tracker, geoclue and libchamplain or gstreamer and pitivi, gobject-introspection as long as with vala, telepathy, telepathy-tubes for network comunication between remote apps and empathy (which right now supports video/audio conferences) or the new theming code for gtk are just some examples. What finally makes a desktop success are it's applications and for them what is first needed is a good base which basically is what gnome is building.

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