Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2005 10:36 UTC
KDE "As the dust settles from aKademy 2005, the annual KDE conference, it's a good time to take a look at what the KDE developers are working on. Though KDE 3.5 isn't even out yet, developers are already working on KDE 4. Plenty of work has already gone into porting existing code to Qt4, the GUI toolkit upon which KDE is based, and KDE developers are working on projects that could radically change how [KDE] works."
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RE[2]: yes!
by molnarcs on Tue 27th Sep 2005 13:52 UTC in reply to "RE: yes!"
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You are pretty quick to label me a troll. I know that comparison between the to major DEs is a touchy issue, but that is not my fault. I raised specific issues about the way developers disregard user opinions... I realize this is a good way to start a flamewar, but that is not my intention. I'm just curious about the justification behind dropping support for copy and paste in a file dialog - why does that help any user? The ability to imput path in a box was considered confusing? And I see a number of decisions that are unexplained and make both the casual user of GNOME apps (which I consider myself) and regulars bewildered.

Anyhow, I don't really care one way or another. Maybe GNOME will be here in 10 years. I don't see that very likely, not in its current form and with its current management. That does not mean that there won't be something taking up the best traditions (if you like those traditions - I don't) of GNOME ... in fact, there is one already: xfce. Now they only need a good filemanager, something like rox, but with sane shortcuts (no CTRL-X for deleting, which flies in the face of an important HIG premise: don't frustrate your users!).

Yeah, there is obviously a lot of things I don't see about GNOME - the logic behind some of their decisions is one among them: spatial, button order, 7 clicks to open a damn file. Yes, I talk about these. This can be interpreted as a flamebait. But then, some of their developers don't seem to have an issue making broad generalizing statements about the rival DE (and contrary to my position, they have a vested interest, which imho makes their case worse) - see the interview I linked to above.

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