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]: I don't think so
by Ignacius on Mon 30th Mar 2009 23:56 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't think so"
Ignacius
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Developer's 101: Those things you listed are independent libraries, are not written with any common Gnome toolkit or framework, they all look completely different to a developer and it's not clear at all what applications will use what or even what versions will be used by applications running on the same system. It's a mess, basically.


These technologies I have mentioned, are mainly being developed by historical contributors to Gnome, and with Gtk/Gnome in mind (all of them use glib for example or apply to the gnome coding style), others, such as webkit can use other libraries like gnome-keyring which is clearly a gnome library and finally there are libraries like gstreamer or telepathy which actually are part of the core libraries of Gnome. Also, being core technologies, is difficult for them to depend on libraries which are supposed to be in upper levels.

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