Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 12:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Gnome GNOME hacker Seth Nickell has written a lengthy PDF and accompanying blog post with a number of very interesting ideas for GNOME 3.0. I pondered putting this up on the front page, but since that usually only attracts the "It's not what I'm used to so it sucks"-crowd, I decided to put it up here. Be sure to read the blog post, the PDF, and the comments on the blog post to get the entire picture.
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I'm also aware that Qt is leagues ahead of GTK

Leagues ahead in what respect exactly? You have to take into account that they have very different goals and design; Qt is intended to be a full suite including I/O operations and all, GTK+ is only a GUI toolkit, nothing more. As such they cater to very different needs and have very very different set of features.

If the major distros switched to KDE then those GTK apps would be re-written or eventually phased out.

Most developers develop to scratch an itch: if the itch is to code GTK+ apps then it doesn't matter no matter what DE major distros use. They'll still code for GTK+. KDE4 doesn't suit everyone and many people even very much dislike it altogether, and as such there'll always be use for other DEs and other toolkits. Qt might gain more traction if there came up another Qt-based DE as long as it didn't resemble KDE4, but atleast I am not aware of any other Qt-based DE.

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