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[4]: yes!
by molnarcs on Tue 27th Sep 2005 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: yes!"
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Well, button order was not one of the major arguments I made. Also, I've been offline for quite some time - I'm not up to speed about recent trends in flame-inciting topics (though I admit that based on my past experiences, I should have known).

Tried CTRL-L - it works! Thanks!

I'm glad to hear that they try to accomodate all users - it was my _impression_ (and I might have been wrong) that they tried to push ideas without properly researching the need of the users - Ubuntu, perhaps the most popular linux distro these days just proves that point.

Anyway, I wish them good luck! It is in _my_ best interest (not only GNOME fans) for GNOME to succeed - after all, I think KDE was influenced in a positive way by some of the ideas coming from the GNOME project. A just have some concerns right now about the developer community (and I haven't even mentioned the eugenia vs. gnome devs. fiasco). It is my belief that what makes a project future proof is maintainability of the codebase, which goes hand in hand with clarity, documentation, low barrier for new programmers, etc - and in this respect ... well, I'm not sure about GNOME to put it mildly.

Also, I saw more and more people using GNOME talking about xfce as the future of GNOME (even though I know it is a separate development group). And since I like trying out new things, I installed it (though I haven't started it too many times) - and I liked what I saw. I can recognize something that others might find very usable yet is not suitable for my own requirements - xfce is like that. So, what is GNOME offering that xfce is not?

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