Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 12:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y If you were, you know, living your lives, you've probably missed it, but old fires are burning brightly once again: there's somewhat of a falling-out going on between KDE and GNOME, with Canonical siding squarely with... KDE. The issue seems to revolve around GNOME's lack of collaboration, as explained by KDE's Aaron Seigo.
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RE[7]: Why no GNOME Perspective?
by Delgarde on Thu 10th Mar 2011 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why no GNOME Perspective?"
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Well, on the other hand if you read the last email from Aaron, he made it abundantly clear that no amount of use cases and other stuff could make him change his mind about fixing the vagueness of the spec, which is really what bothered Dan Winship and Mattias Clasen.

Agreed; from reading that thread, there was a major gap between Aaron's thinking, and theirs. Aaron was insistent that the spec cover only the communication channel and leave the presentation entirely up to the visualisation component. And that was completely unacceptable to Dan and Mattias, who felt that a spec that didn't cover the presentation was not usable.

Given those two uncompromising viewpoints, I don't think there was ever any chance of the two sides agreeing.

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