Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 10:43 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SUSE Linux used to be a very KDE-centric distribution. Then Novell came around, bought SUSE and Ximian, and slowely but surely they turned the now-openSUSE distribution into effectively a GNOME-centric distribution with KDE as its sidekick. The openSUSE community, however, doesn't appear to be particularly happy with KDE being a sidekick.
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KDE:ers are amusing
by kelvin on Wed 5th Aug 2009 08:58 UTC
kelvin
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2005-07-06

Once again, members of the KDE community continue to amuse us by proving to the world that they are whiny crybabies. :-) I know of no other community filled with such self-righteous feelings of entitlement.

Off the top of my head, here are some some of the hissy fits that members of the KDE community have thrown over the past decade:

- Google chooses GTK+ as a basis for Chrome on Linux
- Canonical chooses KDE3 for the 8.04 LTS release ("KDE4 is ready")
- Fedora chooses KDE4 for Fedora 9 in April 2008 ("KDE4 isn't ready")
- KDE 4.0 != KDE4
- "[Canonical|Red Hat|Novell|etc.] devotes more developers to GNOME than to KDE"
- "[Ubuntu|Red Hat|Suse|Fedora|etc.] should use KDE by default"
- "KDE is bending over backwards to seamlessly integrate GNOME-apps, GNOME should reciprocate."
- The Linux Standard Base is unable to support Qt due to the GPL license
- Novell proposes to drop KDE support from Suse
- Red Hat 8 ships with a custom KDE theme ("OMG, they changed our precious defaults!!!")
- Debian and Red Hat refusing to ship KDE due to licensing issues

There's a clear pattern here: certain members of the KDE community are very keen on telling other people what to do. That energy could be put to better use by improving KDE instead... but I'm just thinking out loud here.

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