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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Get your facts right
by agateau on Fri 11th Mar 2011 13:09 UTC
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KDE did do the work to work well with the status notifiers, and as such, KDE applications 'just work' in Unity, all because the API has become a standard and has been adopted by KDE.

The status notifier spec was created by KDE Plasma developers Marco Martin and Aaron Seigo, then adopted by Canonical (I should know, I pushed within Canonical to adopt this spec instead of coming up with our own)

If you read the freedesktop mailing-list archive, you will see that when the spec was proposed, GNOME devs were interested but asked for some changes, which were refused...

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