Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 13:20 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Gnome As most of you will know, the GNOME team is hard at work on GNOME 3.0, the first major overhaul of the platform since 2002. The release of GNOME 3.0 was originally planned for March 2010, but it has now been pushed back for six months to September 2010.
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RE: Stop ranting about KDE 4.0
by WereCatf on Wed 11th Nov 2009 19:17 UTC in reply to "Stop ranting about KDE 4.0"
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3.) GNOME 3.0 and KDE 4.0 have almost nothing in common. GNOME 3.0 won't even use a new toolkit. Even GTK 3.0 (likely to be introduced after GNOME 3.0, btw) isn't really a new generation toolkit. Instead it just deprecates old stuff, hence breaking binary (and source) compatibility and hence needs a new major version number.

I don't really like KDE4, but one thing that immediately struck me when I tried it was that it featured lots of animation and they were all _very_ smooth and fluid, compared to GTK+ apps which barely ever have any kind of animation and even then they are jerky and really basic ones.

I am not certain if it's a limitation of GTK+ itself, but I do suspect it is. Why else would there be so little visible animations in GTK+ apps when QT apps feature such all the time? Anyways, if I am correct then I really wish they'd put more effort into improving GTK+ 3.x and its graphical output capabilities. And make it use Cairo with OpenGL acceleration when available, not software rasterisation >_<

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